Tennessee high school hires Trent Dilfer to coach football

January 21, 2019 / Football
Super Bowl winning quarterback Trent Dilfer will coach high school football next season, announcing last week that he’s taking over the program at Lipscomb Academy in Tennessee.

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Trent Dilfer as quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. | Photo: John Martinez Pavliga

The Lipscomb football team hasn’t had a tremendous amount of success, finishing just 35-32 over the last six season, The Associated Press reported. Dilfer has never coached high school football, but he has spent years running quarterback camps with some of the nation’s best athletes.

“I’m passionate about getting the most of out people,” Dilfer said at his press conference. “I did not do this for a career move. This is a calling.”

Dilfer played with Tampa Bay, Baltimore, Seattle, Cleveland and San Francisco during his 14 years in the NFL. In 2001, he helped the Ravens beat the New York Giants for the franchise’s first Super Bowl championship.

“His experience gives him a unique knowledge not only of the game but also about how to develop players to pursue their goals as well. His experience along with his enthusiasm and love for students and his commitment to our mission will be beneficial as he leads this program,” athletic director Mike Roller said in a statement. “We look forward to the way coach Dilfer will lead this program, continue to build on its long success and to engage with those who have been a part of this program in years past.”

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