Roosevelt Norfleet steps down as coach of South Side football

Roosevelt Norfleet talks to his South Side ream prior to a September 28, 2018 game at North Side.

Outside the Huddle confirmed on Monday that Roosevelt Norfleet is no longer the football coach of the South Side Archers.

“Our head football coach position is now open,” said South Side athletic director Torrey Curry. “Coach Norfleet stepped down recently.”

In seven years with the Archers, Norfleet led the program to a 10-63 record in his second stint as a head coach in the SAC, including 2-9 this past campaign.

From 2002-05, Norfleet coached the Elmhurst Trojans, the highlight of which was a 27-23 victory of No. 1 Bishop Dwenger to kick off the 2003 season that ended the program’s 64-game losing streak.

At South Side, it was a tough road for Norfleet and the program, often finding itself at the bottom of the SAC standings. In fact, half of the 10 wins captured by the Archers under Norfleet’s leadership came out of conference, including impressive sectional wins over Leo in 2016 and New Haven in 2020.

“We thank (Norfleet) for his accomplishments during the seven years he served the South Side community as head football coach,” Curry said. “We look forward to his continued involvement as a teacher and supporter of South Side High School.”

The South Side head football coach position has been posted at the Fort Wayne Community Schools jobs website and can be found HERE.

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