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Teddy Bridgewater named head coach of Miami-area high school

Teddy Bridgewater has been named the head coach at Miami Northwestern High School, which is his alma mater.

The former Louisville standout recently retired after a lengthy NFL career. He appeared in 1 game for the Detroit Lions this past season and had been in the NFL since he was a 1st round pick by the Minnesota Vikings in 2014.

ESPN spoke with Miami Northwestern athletic director Andre Williams, who said Bridgewater has been present at the school throughout his playing career.

“Teddy, he’s never left the school,” Williams told ESPN. “Since he’s been in the NFL the last 10 years and certainly in college, he was always at the school during the offseason, working out with the young men, giving them his knowledge of the game. He’s never left the school, so we’re just officially bringing him back as the head coach.”

Miami Northwestern is one of the top high schools in the area for producing college athletes. In recent years, the school has produced players such as Amari Cooper, Calijah Kancey, Lavonte David, Tutu Atwell and Kamren Kinchens, amongst others.

Williams said it means a lot to the program to have a head coach who knows about the school’s tradition and is a member of the community.

“It means a great deal,” Williams told ESPN. “He’s a proud member of this community. He knows the environment, he knows the school, he knows the tradition, he knows about all those guys that came before. I was surprised that when I first met him, he knew I was quarterback at Northwestern in the ’80s.

“So he understands the importance of it, but more importantly, he understands it’s not just about wins and losses for me and for the school and for the community.”

Spenser Davis
Spenser is originally from Oklahoma and has been covering college football since 2015. You can follow him on Twitter: @Davis_Spenser. Email Spenser at spenser.davis[at]

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