Ed McCaffrey hired as Valor Christian's new football coach

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Ed McCaffrey, a 13-year NFL veteran, has been named the next head football coach at Valor Christian.

The school announced the hire on Monday. McCaffrey will be formally introduced as coach during an event at the school on Tuesday.

"Ed has been a part of the Valor community for 9 years, and now we're honored to call him Coach McCaffrey," Valor Christian athletic director Jamie Heiner said in a statement. "In addition to the incredible experience he brings in developing athletes and their competitive skills, he has a heart for mentoring young men, desiring to help them build character and leadership that will last well beyond their high school years."

Said McCaffrey: "I am committed to the Valor community and genuinely care about our student-athletes as I have prayed and cheered for them at every football game since 2009."

(Courtesy of Valor Christian HS)

McCaffrey doesn't really need any introduction. Aside from his NFL career, as well as his prior work as the color analyst on radio broadcasts for the Denver Broncos, the McCaffrey name has long been synonymous with Valor Christian.

Each of his four sons have played multiple sports at the school, starting with Max (2009-12) and continuing through Christian (2010-14), Dylan (2013-17) and Luke (2015-present). Valor Christian has won seven football titles, including five consecutive from 2009-13. Each team has featured a McCaffrey brother in a starring role.

"Today I no longer play the game, but I continue to live a life filled with faith, family and football," McCaffrey said. "I believe coaching football is the best way for me to serve God. Playing football at Valor is not a four-year decision but a lifetime decision that will form our young men as athletes and
as leaders."

Ed McCaffrey, who played for the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants from 1991-2004, will be the third football coach in the school's history. He takes over for Rod Sherman, who resigned in December. Sherman led the Eagles to 5A championships in 2013, 2015 and 2016, and his teams were 57-11 overall.

Sherman had been with the school since it opened in 2007, serving as Valor Christian's first athletic director and the team's offensive coordinator under first coach Brent Vieselmeyer.

Vieselmeyer led the school to four titles, and was 55-11 in five seasons. He left after the 2012 season to pursue other coaching opportunities, and has been an assistant with the NFL's Oakland Raiders since 2015.

The expectations will undoubtedly remain high for Valor Christian in 2018 and beyond. Luke McCaffrey returns as the team's presumptive starter at quarterback after spending his first three years as a do-everything athlete for the Eagles, including time at QB. Also back is running back Joshia Davis, a CU commit, and a number of key players on defense.

McCaffrey's hiring is the latest coaching move this offseason. Follow all the movement in our coaching changes tracker.