Myers Hired as Head Football Coach

By: Nate Dreyer

HAMILTON, Mich. – This morning, Hamilton High School announced that Chris Myers has been chosen to once again lead the Hamilton football program. Myers was previously the head coach of the team from the 2001-2012, and was one of the most successful coaches in Hamilton history as he was able to amass a record of 79-44, and also put in several playoff runs during his first run a top the program.

The hire has brought large amounts of excitement throughout the program as players were clearly excited as they exited the team meeting. Hamilton Athletic director Jerry Haggerty echoed this excitement as he talked about Myers proven track record and what he brings to the table.

“He had twelve years of success here from 2001-2012… and he’s dying to get back in and his passion for the program and our kids is unmatched”

The decision comes three years after Myers originally stepped down from the Head Coach position. During his time away, the program has struggled in those seasons as the varsity team was only able to muster a 4-23 record. However, his passion never wavered during his three years of as “assistant skate tier” for his kids. He talked simply about how the program can begin to turn around.

“We need to be competitive and play for each other”.

Another key part to this hire is the fact that many key members of his coaching staff will be returning to the sideline with him next fall, including Defensive Coordinator Brant Haverdink, and assistant coach Mark Behnke, Myers talked about the fact that many of the key pieces of his staff returning as being “essential” to his decision to come back.

With this hire, Hamilton will look forward to hopefully turning a corner on the gridiron. More importantly, the program will look keep the same core values that have always been at the heart of it while developing the players into better men.