Just a month after leading O'Neill to its first-ever state football championship, Eagles coach Brock Eichelberger was given yet another honor.
He was selected as one of the assistant coaches for the White team in the Fifth Annual Northeast Nebraska Football Classic.
Rod Brummels of Osmond High School and Chad Cattau of Hartington Cedar Catholic High School have been named head coaches for the game, according to Tom Olson, President of the Classic’s Board of Directors.
The Fifth Annual game will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Veteran’s Memorial Field in Norfolk. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.
Olson, who is the Head Coach at Norfolk High School, said his Board of Directors are very excited about their 2017 all-star coaching staffs. “Once again we’ve been able to select an excellent group of coaches from the White and the Red teams from all across northeast Nebraska,’’ Olson said, “the next phase of their responsibilities is to select 36 athletes to represent both teams.’’
Brummels served as an assistant for the White Team in the inaugural event in 2013 and will lead the White Team in 2017. Cattau was an assistant for the Red Team in 2015 and will be the Red Team’s coach this year. The series is tied, 2-2.
Brummels said it’s an honor to represent the White Team. “I’m really excited to be working with an outstanding group of coaches,’’ he said. “This game means a lot to all of northeast Nebraska.’’
Eichelberger will be a part of a staff that includes Tracy Lichty of Norfolk High School, Joe Imus of Riverside, Travis Jordan of Madison and Ron Lund of Howells-Dodge.
Eichelberger's career began in 2002 at Ewing High School, where he won a 2008 Class D2 State Championship. Since 2010, Eichelberger has been the head football coach at O’Neill High School. This past year, the Eagles won the Class C1 title with a perfect 13-0 record. His career record is 95-47.