By JOSH FRYE
Northview High School’s head football coach, Derek Marshman, called an end to his coaching career last week after serving four seasons as the school’s head football coach and two as an NHS assistant.
According to sources, Marshman he will be departing Northview to take a position within the insurance field.
“I was not actively searching for another position,” Marshman said. “Previously, I denied this opportunity, until it presented itself again. I prayed about it and talked with my family. We decided that this was the right move to make.”
According to Marshman, the decision was one of the hardest he has ever had to make.
“I am so thankful for the relationships I have made here,” he said. “I think of all these kids as my own, and it was a very hard decision. But I assured them I would not just disappear. Each has my phone number and can call me at any time. I have witnessed so many of these boys grow into men, and it is humbling.”
According to a post on the NHS Quarterback Club’s Facebook page, the school thanked Marshman for his “selfless service and hours of dedication” to the NHS football program.
The Facebook page also includes that, “We will miss you, coach! Once a Chief, always a Chief.”
According to Marshman, March 25 will be his last day at NHS.