Mike Sherman is once again a head coach, and even though it’s not the NFL or college football, it probably feels good for the 63-year old to be back under the big headset once again.
Sherman, best known for his stint as head coach of the Green Bay Packers, has been named head coach of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.
“Today marks a new step for our organization and we have reasons to be happy,” general manager Davis Reed said regarding the new hire. “This is a proud moment for our franchise.”
The Alouettes have to be feeling good about having Sherman on board because, despite the fact that he arguably hit his peak with the Packers from 2000 to2005, he does bring a ton of experience and credibility to the table.
Sherman led the Packers to four 10-plus win seasons in a row before being let go in favor of Mike McCarthy after a 4-12 season in 2005. He eventually found a job as head coach at Texas A&M and spent four seasons with the Aggies, but went only 25-25 in a pretty mediocre stint.
He spent two seasons as offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins but has since been a high school coach.
The CFL isn’t exactly the big leagues, but it is a step back in the right direction for Sherman. The Alouettes went 3-15 last season and haven’t reached the playoffs since 2014, so perhaps Sherman could be the answer the organization has obviously been searching for to get them back on track.
(H/T Sporting News)