Former ESU star Jimmy Terwilliger
takes over Bears'
Jimmy Terwilliger is the new football coach at Pleasant Valley H.S.Contributed photo
already had a busy summer on his
hands with a wedding to plan.
can add preparing for his
first head coaching job to that list, too.
On Thursday night, Terwilliger, the former East Stroudsburg South and East Stroudsburg University standout quarterback, agreed to become the next football coach at Pleasant Valley High School.
, who will marry Ashlee Twigg on July 4, spent the past two years coaching at Eastburg South after finishing up a career at ESU
that saw him set numerous school and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference records.
also won the Harlan Hill Award, given annually to the most outstanding Division II player in the country, as a junior in 2005.
holds 16 ESU records, 15 NCAA records, including the all-division record of 148 touchdown passes.
The chance to step into the ranks of head coach was something the 25-year-old Terwilliger
has always envisioned himself doing at some point.
"It's what I've always wanted to do with my life," Terwilliger
"The greatest thing is I've been involved with football my whole life," Jimmy Terwilliger
talked to the likes of Douds, Christian and his father along with numerous others about what it would take to be a head coach and then got the thumbs up from Twigg to apply.
"I talked to her
and said, 'What do you think?'""" Terwilliger
said, 'You know you want to do, it's what you've always wanted, so go for it.'"""
interviewed with the PV
administration on Wednesday night and was informed Thursday that he
was the lead candidate.
"I want to get going right away," Terwilliger
"The bottom line is there is no magic carpet or shortcuts to success," Terwilliger