By John Durga
Jason Couch, an Alma College graduate who previously led the football program at Romeo High School since 2003, is the new Scot head Coach.
“It is my honor to return to Alma College as the head football coach.” said Couch. Couch played for the Scots from 1993-1996.
As and offesive lineman he earned All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association First Team accolades and was named an honorable mention All-American. As well he was given the Al Borgman Award for being best offensive lineman.
Under previous head football coach Greg Psconda, the Scots held a 20-40 record over six seasons. The squad posted a 4-6 record last season.
“We hate see coach P (Psconda) go,” said Dylan Zaborowski (’18). “The seniors spent our entire career with him but I hope the team finds success under a new coach.”
In his 15- year tenure at Romeo High School, Couch posted one state championship as well as 14 playoff appearances. He also was voted the Detroit Lions Coach of the Year and the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Division 1 Football Coach of the Year when he lead Romeo to the state title in 2015.
“We are thrilled to welcome coach Couch and his family back to Alma,” said athletic director Steven Rackley.
“He has displayed great success at the highest level of high school football in Michigan and he has all the qualities we looked for in our next head football coach.”
The Scots football team begins their season when they travel to Berea, Ohio, to face Baldwin Wallace University on Aug.. 30. Their first home bout is on Sept. 8 when the Scots will face non-conference opponent Manchester University.