Fresh off of leading the Riverside Chargers to their third-straight six-man state championship, head coach Joe Imus now gets to turn his attention to a new Northeast Nebraska tradition.
Imus was selected as an assitant coach in the Fifth Annual Red vs. White Northeast Nebraska Football Classic.
Rod Brummels of Osmond High School and Chad Cattau of Hartington Cedar Catholic High School have been named head coaches for the game, according to Tom Olson, President of the Classic’s Board of Directors.
The Fifth Annual game will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Veteran’s Memorial Field in Norfolk. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.
Olson, who is the Head Coach at Norfolk High School, said his Board of Directors are very excited about their 2017 all-star coaching staffs. “Once again we’ve been able to select an excellent group of coaches from the White and the Red teams from all across northeast Nebraska,’’ Olson said, “the next phase of their responsibilities is to select 36 athletes to represent both teams.’’
Brummels served as an assistant for the White Team in the inaugural event in 2013 and will lead the White Team in 2017. Cattau was an assistant for the Red Team in 2015 and will be the Red Team’s coach this year. The series is tied, 2-2.
Brummels said it’s an honor to represent the White Team. “I’m really excited to be working with an outstanding group of coaches,’’ he said. “This game means a lot to all of northeast Nebraska.’’
Imus joins a staff that includes Tracy Lichty of Norfolk High School, Travis Jordan of Madison, Ron Lund of Howells-Dodge and Brock Eichelberger of O’Neill High School.
Imus comes to the Classic fresh off winning the past three Six-Man Football State Championships and compiling a 32-1 record since Spalding and Riverside consolidated in 2014. He initially began his coaching career eight years ago when Spalding and Spalding Academy were co-opting. He is also Riverside’s boys basketball coach.