John Homich has been named as the head varsity football coach for Amsterdam High School, taking over for Doug Edick, who stepped down following the 2019 season. The Greater Amsterdam School District Board of Education unanimously approved Homich’s appointment on Feb. 19.
“This is a dream come true,” Homich told the Daily Gazette newspaper. “There’s some big shoes to fill following in the footsteps of Frank Derrico, Pat Liverio and Doug Edick. This program gave me so much as a youth, right through my high school years, and I always knew I wanted to come back and give back to the kids.”
Homich, a 2000 graduate of Amsterdam High School, has coached at the modified, freshman and junior varsity levels before working as a varsity assistant.