Former NFL Pro-Bowl quarterback Drew Bledsoe – who led the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl in 1996 – has built quite the resume’ upon retiring from football. Among other things, he’s established a winery, an investment company, and his own foundation. Now, he will add offensive coordinator to that list, as he has accepted that position at Summit High School in Bend, Oregon – the same place Bledsoe and his family call home.
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“I’m having a heck of a time out here,” Bledsoe told OregonLive.com. “My dad was a football coach for 35 years, so I’m just out here enjoying this experience.”
Bledsoe has his hands full this season, tasked with improving the offense of a team that got outscored by almost 200 points and finished last season with a 2-7 record. Although, the Storm return 12 starters, including senior quarterback Josh Gallagher.
Improving upon that 2-7 record will be a tall task for Bledsoe, but no doubt he’s up to the challenge. It’s not often high school players get the chance to be coached and mentored by former NFL greats. The expectations for the team with Bledsoe coaching the offense will be very high, and I think Summit’s season is something to keep an eye on with the first game right around the corner.