Thursday, Sep 3, 2015
McElroy Named Elverado-Trico Head Football Coach
WSIL -- Former SIU standout safety Mike McElroy is getting what he wanted all along, a chance to be a head high school football coach.
McElroy was named Elverado-Trico's head football coach Monday night, replacing another former Saluki football player, Zach Schumacher, who coached the Falcons for just one year.
McElroy was a volunteer assistant coach at Marion last season, his first year out of college. The Michigan native graduated from SIU in 2011. He's the school's all-time career leader in interceptions with 15.
Elverado-Trico has struggled in football for years. The Falcons have won just four games in the last seven seasons. The progam hasn't had a winning season since 1985.
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