Andrew Webb is now the CHS head football coach
Andrew Webb is the new head football coach at Clinton High School. Webb, who has coached the Red Devils the last two years, had the “interim” tag removed Tuesday by District 56 Superintendent Dr. David O’Shields.
CHS finished the 2016 season with a 5-6 record, including a first round playoff loss at Chester last Friday. The Red Devils did not make the playoffs following the 2015 season.
“I met with Coach Webb prior to the 2015 season to discuss three major goals: (1) Improve both on and off the field; (2) monitor and improve student academic progress among all varsity and JV players; and (3) work to develop a college-going culture among the team, including college scholarships at the Division II and Division IA and 1AA levels,” O’Shields said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.
“Coach Webb added his own fourth goal: (4) connect the football team with the school and larger community.
“Coach Webb has done all and more than I have asked of him. I know three things about Coach Webb: he loves this community and the football program. He grew up a Red Devil, played as a Red Devil, and lives and breathes all things Clinton.
“He has a passion for improving the program’s record in its games but, more importantly, I have seen him work to hold students accountable in the classroom. There was only one varsity player who had an F (and only in one subject) at the end of the 1st nine weeks.
“And finally he has a vision for where the program needs to be. He knows this is a process, a journey and not a destination. He knows football is a developmental game. He is working with the middle school program even now to develop the program we want in the future.
“I am encouraged with the direction the program is taking and I am proud to announce, effectively immediately, Coach Webb as Head Football Coach at Clinton High School. Go Big Red!” O’Shields said.