Todd Haley To Coach At Florida High School

Todd Haley did not coach in the NFL this past season and has been off the radar since the Browns fired him midway through the 2018 campaign. But the former NFL head coach will return to the sideline in an unexpected role this fall.

The former Chiefs HC agreed to become the offensive coordinator at Riverview (Fla.) High School, according to Doug Fernandes of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Haley has never coached at the high school or college levels.

Sarasota head coach Josh Smithers said, via Fernandes, he and Haley watched film together last year. That preceded Smithers’ offer to Haley to return to coaching. Haley, 52, has a home in the area and attended college in Florida.

The 2018 season marked Haley’s 24th consecutive year coaching at the NFL level. The former Cardinals and Steelers OC ended up in Cleveland after his six-year run as the Steelers’ play-caller came to an end. However, the fit with then-Browns HC Hue Jackson proved to be poor. The Browns fired both Jackson and Haley in October 2018. While Jackson resurfaced on Marvin Lewis‘ Bengals staff soon after his Browns ouster, this marks the first bit of Haley news in nearly 18 months.

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13 comments on “Todd Haley To Coach At Florida High School

  1. highplainsdriftr

    High School football is terrible in relation to the NFL. It’s going to make him crazy.

  2. Ramon Garciaparra

    Or at 52 with a wealth of knowledge he might enjoy teaching the kids and find the experience more rewarding than playing another round of golf.

    • TJECK109

      I’m sure he is going to have plenty of time for golf. It’s not like he is going to be putting in 20 hour days as a HS OC

      • compassrose

        This is the guy I would want coaching my kid. He is so gentle and kind.

        That is sarcasm if you didn’t catch it.
        I am old school like we had two a days that were 3-4 hours long. We ran the first few days until someone puked. There were always a few out of shape. We didn’t have mommy call when the coach yelled at us. Still even with that I wouldn’t want my son or daughter (always have to be PC) playing for that bozo.

  3. Polish Hammer

    Non-story, Doug Peterson went from coaching high school to the NFL and winning a Super Bowl as a head coach in a few years.

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