Green Mountain names Jesse German new football coach

(Dennis Pleuss/Jeffco Athletics)

LAKEWOOD — Green Mountain announced Tuesday afternoon that it has hired Jesse German as its new head football coach.

German spent the past two seasons at the defensive coordinator under Rams’ former head coach Matt Pees. German is also a physical education teacher at Green Mountain.

“Working alongside Matt Pees, a solid foundation was established for our program,” German stated in a press release by Green Mountain. “My expectation is that the program will only build upon that foundation in pursuit of excellence. We will continue to build a culture around high expectations in all we do; discipline, toughness, family and competition.”

German takes over for Pees, who left on Jan. 29 to take a quality control coaching position with NFL’s Tennessee Titans. Pees will coach with his father Dean Pees, Titans’ defensive coordinator. Green Mountain had a 9-11 record in two years under Pees.

“Our goal was to obtain the best possible candidate that shares the values and philosophy of our school, district, and state organization,” Green Mountain’s Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Autumn Sereno stated in the press release. “We believe in education-based athletics with the focus being the student first, as a person, with an emphasis on character development, integrity, good sportsmanship, empathy, and teaching lessons through sport. We believe Coach German fits this mold well as he has a clear vision on building character and culture with a thoughtful plan to implement it.”

German was formerly the head football coach at Northfield High School, assistant coach at Bear Creek High School and St. Thomas High School (Texas).