Duram named Buccaneers' interim football coach

Duram served as defensive coordinator at GH the past several seasons
Matt DeYoung
Jun 6, 2014


Jason Duram, a longtime assistant football coach for the Grand Haven football program, will take over as the Buccaneers' interim head coach this fall. 
"We are pleased to have someone of Jason's caliber to head up our football program, and feel he is someone who has great potential to lead us well into the future," said Grand Haven High School Principal Tracy Wilson.

Duram has served as an assistant for the past 11 years, most recently as the defensive coordinator, and has been credited for leading outstanding defenses during that time. 

"We feel this will be a seamless transition for our athletes and are excited for the future of Buccaneer football," Wilson said.

Duram takes over for Mike Farley, who served as the Buccaneers' head varsity football coach the past eight seasons. Farley recently announced his resignation to take over as offensive coordinator at South Effingham High School in Georgia.
Read more in Saturday's print and e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.



...were minorities interviewed?


No! This is all politics. Talk about "Good Old Boys Club".


You both realize that "interim" means "temporary", right?

Good try at creating some drama....perhaps you jumped a little too soon?


If GHHS could actually have a winning season he might be the right guy. Seens how he's been there the last several years and they haven't had a successful Season maybe they should be looking outside the program.


Did the new head coach hire his own new coaches?


Readers comments that are negative have become quite annoying.I hope you realize that the students read your negative and evil words which is not good by any means. I would like to see some of the readers maybe get off their rear end and try doing something - in any sport - instead of typing things that they would probably not say to someones face. I don't blame Coach Farley for leaving this town, and look forward to a new start with Coach Duram. One of which should start out with a positive attitude - STARTING WITH THE ADULTS!


Well Mam, we do get off our rear end, we go to games and support our hometown teem with pride.I have see as many as 6000 people in the stands with hopes of a win.The student football players,how do you think they felt the last two years of a loosing season under Coach Farley?. Farley bailled out I don't think he had the guts to face the croweds, people were unhappy with him,this is a proud town,Football is a big deal and we expect the best in a Coach,Farley's plays sucked,the recivers and Q back were not traind well, a lot of work needs to be done.

I'm Nobody From...

"Football is a big deal" - this is the problem in a nutshell. Football is just a game. Get it?


No I meant get up and try coaching, be a positive influence on the children when they are participating in sports.
As well as I said try to stop talking negative but obviously this cannot be done - or using spell check for that matter.


The past two years the players all hoped to achieve the success of the previous three, all of which Farley coached. Everyone who blames the coach for the past two gave credit to the coach for the amazing three, right?

I'm Nobody From...

Props to GHAPS for promoting from within instead of spending money needlessly on an extensive search for a new coach like many districts do. Football is just a game. Spend the money on the kids' education.


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