The Springfield School Board has approved the hiring of a new football coach for Springfield High School. RJ Luke was chosen to replace Mike Taylor, who was fired last year over the objections of a number of parents.
Luke had praise for Taylor’s efforts to build the program, and says he’s looking forward to helping the team advance even further. Luke spent some playing time in the NFL and Arena Football before turning to coaching.
He was also slapped with a $900,000 judgment for a fight that injured another man while Luke was a student at Penn State. He calls it a “life lesson” and says it will help him teach his students about the importance of making wise choices.