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New Varsity Football Coach

A 2001 graduate of Sherando High School has been named the school’s new varsity football coach. T.J. Rohrbaugh is returning to coach and teach physical education at Sherando effective July 1 after serving the past two years as Millbrook High School’s assistant coordinator of student activities (2021-22) and coordinator of student activities (2022-23). He succeeds Jake Smith who led Sherando’s football program the past two seasons.

Rohrbaugh is no stranger to Sherando High School. After earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree at James Madison University, he began teaching and coaching football at his alma mater in 2007 and served several years as the defensive coordinator for the varsity football team. In addition to coaching football, Rohrbaugh served as Sherando’s head track and field coach from 2018-2021 and as the school’s strength and conditioning coach from 2007-2021.

Sherando High School Coordinator of Student Activities Jason Barbe says, “We are beyond ecstatic to bring T.J. back home to Sherando to serve as the school’s varsity football coach. I have known T.J. for nearly 30 years and there is no one who can mirror his history of involvement with our program. He has been on the sideline as a player or coach for a total of 168 games with the vast majority of them being victories. I coached him when he was a student, coached with him when he returned to teach and coach here, and have served as his immediate supervisor. He is as good a person as you will ever meet and will work hard every day for Sherando’s students, players and school community.”

Rohrbaugh says, “I’m excited for the opportunity to serve as the head football coach at Sherando High School. As a former player and coach at Sherando, I am familiar with the tradition of Sherando football and know firsthand how dedicated and committed the Sherando community is to the football program. My goal as the football coach is to help our players reach their full potential on and off the field and to carry on the tradition of Sherando football that so many people have worked to build over the years.”