Former NFL Quarterback Returns to Alma Mater
The Miami Northwestern High School announced on Friday the hiring of Teddy Bridgewater as their new head coach. This comes as no surprise, as Bridgewater has always maintained his ties to the school and expressed his interest in coaching a high school program.
A Familiar Face
Miami Northwestern’s athletic director, Andre Williams, revealed that Bridgewater has never truly left the school. Even during his time in the NFL and college, Bridgewater would frequently visit the school during the offseason, working out with the students and sharing his vast knowledge of the game. Williams stated, “He’s never left the school, so we’re just officially bringing him back as the head coach.”
A Humble and Excited Coach
Williams described Bridgewater as a humble young man who rarely shows his emotions. However, he acknowledged that Bridgewater was extremely excited about the opportunity to coach at his alma mater. In an interview with the Detroit Free Press back in December, Bridgewater had already expressed his intention to retire from the NFL after this season and pursue coaching.
A Stellar Football Career
Bridgewater had a remarkable career as a quarterback for Miami Northwestern from 2008-2010. During his time there, he threw for over 5,000 yards and led the Bulls to the state finals. In the 2014 NFL draft, Bridgewater was selected by the with the No. 32 pick.
Miami Northwestern High School is thrilled to have Bridgewater back as their head coach, and both players and coaches are already benefiting from his presence. With his extensive experience and passion for the game, Bridgewater is sure to make a significant impact on the team’s success.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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