Sierra names alum Draye Ersery its new football coach

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Sierra named Draye Ersery, a graduate of the school, as its new football coach on Tuesday.

The school announced the news on its website. Ersery, who graduated in 2005, was a three-sport athlete at Sierra, participating in football, basketball and track. He was a member of two state championship relay teams.

He got his coaching start in 2011 and 2012 at Golden Gate HS in Florida as a varsity assistant and head freshman coach. He moved to Ley HS (Fla.) in 2013 as an assistant, and then spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons away from coaching.

Ersery returned to coaching at Sky View Middle School in Colorado Springs in 2016.

This role will be his first as a head coach.

Sierra is coming off a 1-9 season while playing in Class 3A. Ersery replaces Shane Rowland, who was 3-27 in three seasons.

Ersery played college football at College of the Desert (Calif.) and Youngstown State in Ohio.

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