Riverdale Ridge adds three new coaches, including former Legacy football coach Wayne Voorhees

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Riverdale Ridge High School is set to to begin play in football in the fall of 2018. But before a single practice has taken place, before a roster has been submitted, athletic director Harry Waterman has made a splash.

Waterman announced on Thursday that he has hired former Legacy coach Wayne Voorhees as the football coach at Riverdale Ridge.

With the hire, he also announced Chelsea Crowell as the new boys tennis coach and Brian Franca as the new cheer coach. Both come to Riverdale Ridge from Brighton High School.

All athletic programs will begin in the fall of 2018. Football will play in Class 2A.

Voorhees led the Lightning to a 6-4 record in 2017. Legacy went 8-3 in 2016 amidst major adversity. A bus accident on the way home from an out of state game put Vorhees and some of his assistants in the hospital.

Voorhees and his assistants would return to the team and help Legacy reach the 5A playoffs.

The school is expected to announce more coaching hires in the near future.