The New Richmond Board of Education approved the hiring of Scott Herman as head football coach at its Monday meeting.
Herman, who is originally from Loveland and is now coaching at teaching at Montgomery High School in Texas, replaces Dan Scholz who resigned to accept the head coaching position at Oak Hills High School.
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The Board also approved the hiring of Christopher Malotke as the new varsity girls soccer coach.
"I am very excited about both of the new coaches," superintendent Adam Bird told the Board. "Both coaches are coming with good resumes and with what we have been looking for in a coach along with the experience we seeking."
Herman has coached at Montgomery High School for the past six years, the last four as defensive coordinator. Prior to moving to Texas, Herman coached at Little Miami for four years (two as head coach), Colerain for two years and one year at Loveland under Chuck Warden, who will be returning for a sixth year as New Richmond's offensive coordinator.
Herman played four years of college football at the College of Mt. St. Joseph. He had a chance to join Scholz' staff at Oak Hills as defensive coordinator.
He was introduced to the returning football players last week while he was awaiting Board approval.
"I'm excited to be here," Herman told the players. "You guys are going to get everything from me. This is my passion and what I feel like I was born to do."
Herman has four young children and said he wanted to move to a community where he could coach were his kids went to school.
"We're going to create memories," Herman told the players. "You are going to be proud to walk around with your New Richmond gear on. I am, too. I've got me a (New Richmond) shirt and I've got be a hat and I'm ready to go."
Maltke, who was an all-city soccer player at Mariemont High School and a two-year varsity player at Hanover College, comes to New Richmond after serving as as varsity assistant at Bethel-Tate and JV coach at Mt. Notre Dame. He has served as a board member of the NWCCSAY soccer association and is a USSF certified official.