Detroit Lions honor North Branch’s Jeremy Ferman with Coach of the Week award
North Branch coach Jeremy Ferman saw his team battle for a 21:14 win on Friday, then learned Tuesday that the Detroit Lions had named him Michigan High School Coach of the Week for Week 7.
The Broncos were behind Richmond, 14-0 in the fourth quarter, before North Branch scored 21 straight points to take a 21-14 Blue Water Area Conference win. The win gives the Broncos a 5-2 record.
Ferman is in his 29th season as a high school football coach and in his fifth as the North Branch head coach. He was 1-8 in his first season, but 29-9 with three playoff appearances since then. Ferman also trained 11 seasons with Almont, one year with Durand and one year with Flint Kearsley, setting a 114-68 record. Ferman also served as an assistant coach at Farwell, Ortonville Brandon, and Almont.
The Lions honor a high school football coach each week during the regular season and make a donation of $ 1,000 to the program. Lions will also honor a Coach of the Year, with a $ 3,000 donation to this program. The program is in its 25th year and has awarded $ 467,000 during its existence.