Although his NFL career is not yet over, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers has accepted the position of head coach of an Alabama high school.
The 38-year-old, who recently accepted a $ 25 million one-year contract to join the Colts, will be an instructor for St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope when he retires. Rivers has been running football clinics at the facility for two summers.
“My father was a high school football coach, so I also want to coach my boys and those of others. I know what I’m going to do when I stop playing, “he revealed to the Alabama.com website on Friday.
Born in Decatur, Alabama, Rivers was fortunate to be coached by his father at Athens High School in 1999. In the NFL, the veteran has been loyal to the Chargers, San Diego as much as his in Los Angeles. The last season was however difficult, which pushed his team forever not to offer him a new contract.
“I still like to play. I’m certainly not coming back from my best year, but I know that I can still compete at the highest level, “he said.
Rivers will apparently make his debut in his new role in 2021, but says he takes the years one at a time. By the time he arrives, the school’s athletic director will be the interim for the St. Michael Cardinals.