Former Perry, Eastmark OC Adam Schiermyer named Skyline football coach

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Adam Schiermyer, offensive coordinator at Gilbert Perry during its greatest years with the Purdy brothers at quarterback, has been named Mesa Skyline's head football coach.

Skyline announced the news on social media Friday night.

Schiermyer most recently was the offensive coordinator at Mesa Eastmark, where he was also the strength coach for coach Scooter Molander.

He made a name for himself during the Purdy era at Perry, helping quarterbacks Brock and Chubba become household names.

Perry reached the 6A state football final behind both of the brothers. Since they moved onto college, Perry has struggled.

He has head coaching experience at Prescott Valley Bradshaw Mountain.

"Adam was our unanimous choice because of his experience and his energy and desire to build the Skyline program into a winner again," Athletic Director Philip Wail said. "Adam will hold kids to a standard and push them in the right direction in the classroom, weight room and on the field.

"It is no doubt that Adam will create a program that will keep our boundary kids at skyline and attract some from out of our boundaries as well."

Schiermyer replaces George Hawthorne, who was let go after three seasons and a 5-23 record.

"We want to be one be the best team we can be," Schiermyer said. "It starts with discipline, being well-prepared an well-disciplined and willing to commit to excellence on the field and in the classroom, efforts in all areas, bringing honor to the community and the school in all areas."

Schiermyer said it's important to push the kids hard, but to love them up at the same time.

"It's not going to be an overnight process," he said. "We want to get everything out out of them and love them up and let them know football is just a blip in their life. We want them to be good husbands and good dads, become assets to society."

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Former Perry offensive coordinator named Skyline football coach