Valor Christian High School rookie head coach Ed McCaffrey (above right) won the Colorado 5A championship last Saturday by defeating Cherry Creek High School which was coached by McCaffrey’s friend and fellow Denver Broncos alumnus David Logan (above left).
Ironically, McCaffrey, who played for the Broncos from 1995-2003, was urged earlier this year by Logan to take the high school job.
“Dave was one of the big influences that caused me to apply to begin with,” says three-time Super Bowl Champion McCaffrey. “He knew it was a passion of mine and that I wanted to serve in some capacity as a coach… I leaned on him a little bit before I made that decision.”
Logan, the longtime radio broadcaster for Broncos games, also has been a very successful high school coach. He is the only coach in Colorado history to win Class 5A championships at four different schools. He is very impressed by the way McCaffrey handled his new assignment in his first year.
“Whenever you take over a football program, “Logan says, “there’s a process involved. The way Ed and his fellow coaches have done it there is exceptional.”
McCaffrey recruited other NFL alumni to assist him his first year. Former Broncos Ben Hamilton (2001-09), Tyler Polumbus (2008-09) and Brandon Stokley (2007-09; 2012) were among the NFL players who served as assistant coaches on the Valor Christian staff. (Read more here.)
We at NFL Alumni salute all our retired players, including the above Broncos, who now are serving as coaching leaders in high school programs across the country.