It’s with great excitement to announce that Mr. Kevin Bennett will be the next head football
coach at Eaton Rapids High School! Kevin comes to Eaton Rapids with over 20 years of coaching experience in both varsity football and basketball in both Michigan and Indiana. Kevin has most recently been on the coaching staff at Battle Creek St. Phil and is the former head coach at New Haven Merritt Academy.
“I am extremely happy to be at Eaton Rapids and look forward to building this
program into one the players, parents, and community can be proud of.” Kevin has both 11- and 8-man football experience and has enjoyed much success throughout his years of coaching. His teams have qualified for the playoffs 13 times, won 6 league championships, been runner-up 5 times, plus having coached several all-league, all-city and all-state players are a few of his accomplishment. “My plan is to bring my motivational and relational coaching style to ERHS and see this program revitalized from the elementary level on up. I truly believe that my strategic and innovative coaching philosophies will create a winning culture here in Greyhound country, which in return, will create a fun and exciting place for our student athletes to play ball. Former coaches Joe Brya and Mike Smith did so many things well and helped build a fundamental culture and drive for excellence” says Kevin. “It’s a privilege to follow up two great southwest Michigan coaches. I’m up for the challenge and am eager to meet our players and parents so we can get our football season rolling.” Coach Bennett’s passion for the game and long history of investing in this next generation of student athletes will help lead Greyhound football into a competitive program for years to come!
Kevin is going into 21 years of marriage with his wife Rhea and has 3 sons: Samuel, Nathan and Levi. Coach Bennett is thrilled to join the Greyhound Family and get started!
THERE WILL BE A FOOTBALL PLAYER/PARENT MEETING ON TUESDAY, JUNE 11 AT 7:00PM IN THE ERHS LIBRARY/MEDIA CENTER. All HS players/parents are encouraged to attend. MS and youth are invited to attend as well to meet Coach Bennett #GoHounds #WeAreER