Randall Jette, a football standout from Martha’s Vineyard who went on to play for UMass, is headed to the NFL after signing with the Green Bay Packers.
Stephen McCarthy, an alumnus and former assistant coach at the regional high school, will replace longtime coach Don Herman, who retired this year.
Self-discipline and calm under pressure paid off Saturday when the Vineyarders emerged victorious over Nantucket in the storied Island Cup rivalry.
Don Herman brought Friday Night Lights to the Vineyard. Not the book or television series, or the cliche of how much a team means to a community.
On Friday night, Donald Herman stood cooly on the sidelines along with his players preparing for his final game after 28 years as head football coach on the Vineyard.
Varsity football head coach Donald Herman will lead his final season this fall, but before that he has an award to pick up.
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