The Maritime College football team and head coach Mickey Rehring announced the addition of Zach Sterling to the coaching staff as an Assistant Coach and Offensive Line Coach on August 1. Sterling will also serve as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the athletic department.
I’d like to thank Coach Rehring and the Director of Athletics, Kris Schnatz, for the opportunity to coach here at Maritime College,” said Sterling. “I am excited to help continue the success and tradition of Maritime Football and to be back in New York coaching the game I love.”
Sterling attended the College at Brockport where he played on the offensive line for four years. In 2013, Sterling helped lead the Golden Eagles to the top of the NJAC and the ECAC Northwest Bowl Championship. He was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week twice in 2013 and helped the team set the program’s rushing record of 2,354 yards.
“We are extremely excited to have Zach join the Privateer Football family,” said Rehring. “He has shown to be a talented young coach and I feel his expertise will be a great asset to our staff. Throughout the interview process, it was evident of Zach’s passion for the game and vast understanding of offensive line play, and it was clear our players will benefit from his coaching. Aside from football, I am looking forward to seeing the progress that all of our student-athletes here at Maritime will gain through Zach’s command of our strength and conditioning department.”
Following his career as an offensive lineman, Sterling stayed at Brockport in 2014 as a Student Assistant Coach for the Offensive Line. Sterling’s next step as a coach came as a graduate assistant at Bethany College, where he was an offensive line coach, strength and conditioning coach, video coordinator, and associate recruiting coordinator. During his time with the Swedes, the team new single-season marks in rushing touchdowns and yards.
Sterling’s final coaching stop before Maritime came at Waynesburg University where he was the Assistant Football Coach, Run Game Coordinator, and Offensive Line/Tight Ends Coach. He was also the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator with the Yellow Jackets.
Sterling and the Privateers open up the 2019 season in just over one month when they host Maine Maritime on September 7 at 12:00 p.m.