Westminster Christian School has named Sedrick Irvin to lead the Westminster Christian Warriors football program as head coach.
Irvin joins the Warriors from the University of Alabama and from the University of Memphis where he served in assistant coaching positions since 2008.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to be part of the tradition that is Westminster Christian football,” Irvin said. “I’ve known about their program for many years, and to have the ability to be part of it and to help it to grow to state and national prominence, is a challenge I relish.”
At the University of Alabama, he served two seasons as a running back coach/intern. During his second season, he had the opportunity to coach and work with Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, the first Alabama player in history to win this award.
“Sedrick has meant a lot to me,” Ingram said. “He understands the game and the players and he is going to be a great coach. He has helped me elevate my game, and will be a great asset.”
In his first season at Alabama, Irvin worked with running back Glen Coffee, who led the Tide’s ground attack in 2008 with 1,383 yards and 10 touchdowns.
“The thing that makes Sedrick such a great coach is that he cares about the players more than he cares about the job,” Coffee said.
Irvin was a running back at Michigan State University under Nick Saban. While at MSU, Irvin was one of only two players to record three straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons. He was twice named second team All-Big Ten in 1997 and 1998.
“Sedrick Irvin was a great player for us at Michigan State,” Saban said. “He did a fantastic job here as a student assistant and graduate assistant. He has a great rapport with the players; he’s got good work ethic and he’s got a good knowledge of the game of football. I’m sure he will do a great job at Westminster and we wish him the best.”
He left MSU after three seasons to enter the NFL draft, and was selected as a running back by the Detroit Lions. He left the Lions after two seasons due to injuries. He went on to play in NFL Europe and with the Arena Football League.
Irvin graduated from Miami Senior High School in 1995, where he was a three-sport athlete and a USA Today All-America running back. In 2009, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama.