Coach Mike Brevard leaving North Side for Saint Francis

North Side coach Mike Brevard talks to officials before an October 18, 2019 game at Concordia Lutheran.

North Side is in the market for a football coach once again.

After some rumors over the last few weeks about his future, Mike Brevard took to Twitter on Wednesday night to confirm that he was heading to his alma mater, the University of Saint Francis, to join the football staff of the Cougars.

North Side will now seek out its fourth head coach since 2015.

Brevard recently completed his fourth season at the helm of the Legends, compiling an 11-30 record overall, including 5-6 this past campaign.

“Over the course of the last four years, I have learned a lot,” said Brevard in a statement. “I am grateful for the coaching opportunity and those who reached out, or who answered my phone calls when I had questions. The ways that you have shared your experience and wisdom with me will be something I hold on to my entire career.”

Brevard took over the North Side program after a 1-9 season in 2016. While the Legends went 0-10 in Brevard’s first year, he laid the foundation for steady growth, going to two wins to four to five this past season.

While at Saint Francis in college, Brevard was a defensive standout with the Cougars. It was a difficult decision, but one in the end he had to make.

“While I feel like we have unfinished business at North, I am very proud of the young men that you have become,” said Brevard to his players. “That was a very difficult decision that I wrestled with for awhile. I have loved being your coach, but I have been provided an opportunity to further my coaching career. Coaching college football has always been a dream of mine and I have learned to pursue those dreams when you can because opportunities don’t always come along.

“Please know that I am always here for you and appreciate you.”

The Legends will be hit hard due to graduation, particularly with the loss of quarterback Duce Taylor, who recently committed to Morgan State of the FCS. The program will also see the departure of 1,500-yard rusher Ja’suan Lambert, linebacker Lah-shon Miller and defensive back Arieon McCarter.

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