Ed McCaffrey is the new head football coach at Valor Christian High School, athletic director Jamie Heiner announced Monday.
9NEWS was the first to report McCaffrey was the front-runner for the position, and the announcement was expected at the start of the week.
"Ed has been a part of the Valor community for nine years, and now we're honored to call him Coach McCaffrey," Heiner said in a statement. "In addition to the incredible experience he brings in developing athletes and their competitive skills, he has a heart for mentoring young men, desiring to help them build character and leadership that will last well beyond their high school years."
"Today, I no longer play the game, but I continue to live a life filled with faith, family and football," McCaffrey added. "I believe coaching football is the best way for me to serve God. Playing football at Valor is not a four-year decision, but a lifetime decision that will form our young men as athletes and as leaders."
McCaffrey has never been a high school head coach, but has been involved in youth football for years. He was an assistant coach for Regis Jesuit High School where he worked with the wide receivers, and he hosts the annual Dare to Play Football Camp at Valor -- a program he co-founded in 2010 to share the game with children and young adults with Down Syndrome. The former Broncos star receiver's four sons have all attended and played football at Valor Christian High School.
The youngest, Luke, will be a senior in the fall. Sources tell 9NEWS Ed has been hesitant to join the coaching staff to avoid any awkwardness with his boys and playing time, however, with Luke having just one year left and being the clear-cut starting quarterback in 2018, the path seems clear for McCaffrey to take the job.
Valor Christian parted ways with Rod Sherman in late December and immediately started to look for a new head coach. Sherman won three state championships during his five years at the helm, and led the Eagles to a 57-11 record during his tenure.
The McCaffreys have been big players in the Eagles' success over the last decade. Max, Christian, Dylan and Luke were all part of a run of seven state championships for the school that started in 2009. Christian McCaffrey was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in April of last year, and finished his rookie season with over 1,000 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns.
Ed McCaffrey's professional career spanned 13 seasons with the New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos. He is a three-time Super Bowl champion.
It is official now, the McCaffrey name will continue to be tied to the program moving forward as Ed will try to keep Valor Christian as the state's predominant football program.
Valor football parents and players will have an opportunity to meet their new head coach on Tuesday.