BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — Aaron Marshall, the 2023 Michigan Division 1 high school football coach of the year, is the new head football coach at Brother Rice.
The announcement was made Dec. 20 by Brother Rice athletic director Jeff Calcaterra.
Marshall was head coach the last three seasons (23-11) at Southfield A&T, capped off by a dramatic 36-32 victory over Belleville for the state Division 1 championship this year.
Previously, he was on the coaching staff at Southfield A&T for eight years. He was head coach in 2011-12 at Detroit Northwestern High School.
“This is an important moment in the history of Brother Rice and the athletic department,” Calcaterra said. “Coach Aaron Marshall’s leadership, his understanding of Brother Rice, our values as an institution, our commitment to academic excellence, and demonstrated ability to build and lead a quality and highly respected program set him apart throughout the search process.”
“I really appreciate this chance to be a part of something special,” Marshall said. “I promise the Brother Rice community that we will be the hardest-working team in the offseason, anywhere. We are going to get to work right away in the new year, and we will make you proud.”
This is actually a return to Brother Rice for Marshall, who started high school as a Warrior before his family moved to Chicago halfway through his high school experience, where he played for and graduated from the powerhouse Mt. Carmel High School. His older brothers, Willis (1993) and Brian (1997), starred at Brother Rice before each playing college football.
A graduate of Youngstown State University, where he captained the football team, Marshall played three seasons as a quarterback in the professional Arena Football League before beginning his coaching career.
Marshall succeeds Adam Korzeniewski, Warriors head coach for the last seven seasons. His record of 40-33 included three state playoff district wins.
“We appreciate all that Coach K has worked to achieve at Brother Rice as head coach and previously as an assistant," Calcaterra said. “As a man of outstanding character, his leadership helped provide our students with a football experience they will draw upon for the rest of their lives.”
Korzeniewski will remain on staff as associate athletic director.
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