Jake von Scherrer, athletic director at Palmer Trinity School since 2008, has accepted a position as the director of athletics and head football coach at Turlock Christian School in California.
He starts on July 1.
“I love being an AD, but getting back on the sidelines as a head football coach was something I’ve been thinking about for a while,” said von Scherrer, who has a career record of 91- 54. “Turlock Christian is a great school and everyone there is very excited about the coming year. I can’t wait to get started!”
Looking back on his six years at Palmer Trinity, von Scherrer said he was proud of the large number of youngsters who went through the Palmer Trinity program during his tenure.
“The had a great athletic experience under the watch of a great group of coaches,” he said. “We were able to add a number of programs at both the middle school and varsity level, which allowed more kids to experience the benefits of a great athletic program, and along the way we also had some outstanding championship success with 20 district titles, five regional championships and two state runner ups.”
Under von Scherrer, Palmer Trinity became recognized for it’s competitive spirit, earning the 2013 Florida High School Athletic Association State Championship for Sportsmanship, along with a reputation at the national level as an athletic program that does things the right way. Von Scherrer was active at the state and national levels, serving on the FHSAA’s Athletic Directory Advisory Committee, as well as on the board of the Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and the National Certification Committee for the National AD Association. He was also recognized by the NIAAA and given the 2013 Award of Merit for meritorious achievement in athletic administration. He is also President-elect for 2015 of the Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
“Palmer Trinity is a great school with a bright future,” von Scherrer said. “Whoever comes on as the new AD will be in a great position to help take them to even greater success. I wish them nothing but the best!”