Former Denver Broncos wide receiver, 13-year NFL veteran and three-time Super Bowl winner Ed McCaffrey will take the head coaching reins at Valor Christian high school, athletic director Jamie Heiner announced in a statement on Monday.
“Ed has been a part of the Valor community for 9 years, and now we’re honored to call him Coach McCaffrey,” said Heiner. “In addition to the incredible experience he brings in developing athletes and their competitive skills, he has a heart for mentoring young men, desiring to help them build character and leadership that will last well beyond their high school years.”
All four of McCaffrey’s four sons have attended and player for Valor:
- Max, 23, signed a two-year deal as a wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers in December.
- Christian, 21, just finished a successful rookie season as running back and returner with the Carolina Panthers following a standout career at Stanford.
- Dylan, 18, will enter the 2018 season as redshirt freshman quarterback with the University of Michigan.
- Luke, 17, is expected to start at quarterback for Valor, and his father, in his senior season.
The Eagles achieved consecutive state championships over five straight years from 2009 through 2013 — including all four years where Christian McCaffrey was with the team — and again in 2015 and 2016.
“Today I no longer play the game, but I continue to live a life filled with faith, family and football,” the 49-year-old McCaffrey said in the statement. “…Playing football at Valor is not a four-year decision, but a lifetime decision that will form our young men as athletes and as leaders.”