Former Hutchinson High School assistant football coach Mike Vernon will be the new head football coach for the Salthawks. Vernon’s hiring will be on Monday night’s USD 308 Board of Education agenda.
Vernon, who has led Nickerson to repeated football playoff berths, replaces Ryan Cornelsen, who is leaving the Salthawks to become head football coach at Gardner Edgerton.
The veteran coach is pleased to be returning to HHS.
"My family and I are excited for the opportunity,” Vernon said. “Salthawk football has always held a special place in our hearts. It's an honor and privilege to be the head football coach at Hutchinson High. I can't wait to get to work for the school and community."