Miller Looks to Return Ogemaw Heights Back to Winning Ways
WEST BRANCH – After posting its best campaign since 2013 last fall, Ogemaw Heights welcomes in a new head coach for 2019.
Chad Miller inherits a team that went 3-6 last year for its best record since going 7-4 and reaching a Division 4 district final in 2013.
Prior to 2018 the Falcons had gone a combined 3-26 in three years.
Miller hopes to return Ogemaw Heights, a program with 16 playoff bids and a state championship, back to its winning ways.
“He’s a really good guy,” Ogemaw Heights senior Jere Getzinger said. “Everybody likes him. He loves football. That’s the first thing we noticed when he came in. Talks about football, knows what he’s talking about and we all trust in him and believe him.”
This season will be the last for Ogemaw Heights as an independent as the program joins Sault Ste. Marie in moving to the Northern Michigan Football League in 2020. The Falcons have been without a league since leaving the Big North Conference following the conclusion of the 2015 season.
“We have enough talent and they know that, but learning how to win is not easy,” Miller said. “We’re grinding every day and we’re confident that the chips are going to fall in a different way this year.”
Ogemaw Heights welcomes in Gladwin on Thursday, Aug. 29.