At West Catholic High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan Joseph Hyland has a new head football coach. Hyland is taking place for Dan Rohn. Hyland has experience in teaching and counselling. The news of his new role has been surrounded by excitement and welcoming arms from the school.
Rohn had announced his resignation before the month of April ended. His coaching helped to lead the West Catholic football team to 4 state championships in the past six years. He was very influential during the time that he spent with the team. Many say that he will be missed and it will take some time to adjust to a new coach. Although the time will help to make the transition easier.
Hyland has a very impressive background which includes extensive coaching for high school athletes and students in collegiate. Hyland achieved a Masters degree from Illinois Franciscan University for counseling. He also has a bachelor’s degree in History from Illinois Millikin University. On top of those prestigious academic achievements, he also studied seminary studies in both philosophy and theology at Maryland’s Mount St Mary’s Seminary.
The new coach formerly assisted in starting a football program from the ground up at the St. Joseph high school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since 2011, Hyland has been a finalist for the South Carolina’s Coach of the Year award according to news reports. In his final four seasons, Hyland helped bring his team to the playoffs.
With high hopes, Hyland expresses how excited he is to be a part of the long tradition of the outstanding sports team that is the West Catholic High School football team. He also gives special thanks to Coach Rohn and other former coaches, assistance coaches, and players that built the foundation from where he will now coach.
Hyland says that he is enthusiastic to learn from the old players and coaches as well as ready to work with them in training the new young men. His hope is to focus on teaching the players to be winners in life and on the football team.