Miami Northwestern High School football coach Max Edwards has been reinstated following the outcome of an investigation into an alleged unauthorized athletic training during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic back in May.
Edwards put out an apology on the football team’s Instagram:
“I, Max Edwards, Head Football Coach of Miami Northwestern Sr. High School, humbly write to express my sincerest apology and take full responsibility for the event/practice that transpired during the pandemic. As the Head Coach, I understand anything that takes place with the football team is my responsibility.
I would like to sincerely apologize to the entire “Bull Nation” for the negative impact this ordeal has had and whatever trouble it may have caused for the school district, school, administration, coaching staff, players, alumni association, and the community.
A special thank you for your support! I am truly grateful for the opportunity to continue to lead the football team, make a positive impact in the lives of young men, and unite the community through the game of football. I can assure you nothing like this will ever happen again!
Coach Max Edwards.”
Edwards took over as the head football coach at Northwestern in 2014 after serving as an assistant from 1998 to 2004. The Bulls have garnered a 51-16 overall record in his five seasons at the school. Edwards led the team to a pair of Class 6A titles in 2017 and 2018, and a Class 5A title last season.
The West possesses plenty of high-level recruits, according to 247Sports, including four-star receiver Romello Brinson, four-star safety Kamren Kinchens, three-star cornerback Tim Burns, three-star outside linebacker Ja’Corey Hammett, and three-star tight end Kahlil Brantley.
Northwestern is currently ranked as the No. 14 team in the nation, according to MaxPreps, and there is no doubt that they’re bound for a fourth straight title run in 2020.