by Rob Tetro
Chad Rowe’s fifth season with the Phoenix varsity football team will be a little bit different than his four previous seasons.
This season, the longtime defensive coordinator has been promoted to head coach of the Firebirds.
Rowe takes over for Jeff Charles. Both coaches began at Phoenix in 2009. In light of Charles’ departure, Rowe credits Charles for getting the Phoenix football program moving in the right direction.
Rowe is no stranger to Football. He grew up in Cazenovia while playing football in the local Pop Warner leagues. He continued playing football in college, too. He attended Morrisville College before transferring to SUNY Cortland.
His coaching career began when he was hired as an assistant coach at Morrisville College.
Before making his way to Phoenix, Rowe served as the defensive coordinator at Baldwinsville High School for one season.
From top to bottom, Rowe said he is pleased with the group of coaches who are helping him pick up where Charles left off.
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