Dec/26/12 09:03 AM
A day after announcing that former Miami Dolphin Jeff Dellenbach would no longer be the school’s football coach, Plantation American Heritage replaced him with another former local star.
American Heritage named former University of Miami and NFL defensive back Mike Rumph its new football coach.
Rumph, 33, guided the Patriots’ boys’ and girls’ track and field teams to state championships this past May in his first season as the school’s head coach for that sport.
Rumph was named The Miami Herald’s Track and Field Coach of the Year.
With Dellenbach also no longer the school’s athletic director, American Heritage also announced that position will be filled by Karen Stearns, a 15-year employee with the school.
Stearns most recently been the school’s compliance officer dealing with matters involving the Department of Education and the FHSAA bylaws and guidelines, and has a long history and background with athletics and management.
Rumph, a graduate of American Heritage-Delray and former first-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers, replaces Dellenbach, who guided the Patriots to back-to-back 9-2 seasons that ended with district championships and first-round playoff losses to Miami Jackson.
This is the first head coaching job for Rumph, a member of UM’s 2001 national championship team.
Rumph played six seasons in the NFL, four of which came with the 49ers before brief stints with the Washington Redskins and St. Louis Rams. He retired in 2008.
Dec/21/12 08:29 AM
Every Thursday Night proCanes.com joins All Canes Radio to bring the latest news on not only current Hurricane football but also proCane news and exclusive interviews with current and former proCanes live from Shake Shack in Coral Gables. Click here
to listen to this week’s show and hear our exclusive interviews with proCanes Kareem Brown
, Steve Edwards
and Coach Mike Rumph
. Listen as Brown
discusses the experience he got while being on the FIU Football staff this past season, his plans for the future, his thoughts on this past year’s Hurricane defensive line and much more! Edwards
who was Florida Mr Basketball twice and was one of the building blocks of the University of Miami basketball program talks about why he chose to go to the U, his experience playing overseas basketball and what he is up to now. Coach Rumph
talks about his experience being a defensive coordinator at American Heritage HS, his defensive philosophy and his thoughts on what made the U great.
Jan/16/12 11:15 PM
Howard Schnellenberger and Bobby Bowden won't be stealing the spotlight when it comes to coaches for the Battle of Florida.
Check out this list of former college and NFL players ---
Devin Bush, Leon Searcy, Kerwin Bell, Ernie Mills, Jesse Hester, Oronde Gadsen.
And that is just he North side...
Mike Rumph, Mike Kruczek, Donnell Bennett and Don Soldinger are among those on the South.
Now some names may pop out, some not, but google the ones you don't know.
That is a lot of firepower. Rumph was a Delray kid who played at Atlantic, starred at Miami, and went on to solid NFL career.
Searcy was another Miami to NFL guy. Hester went to FSU then to the NFL, etc, etc.
I'm sure the players will like having former NFL players helping them this week.
Jun/24/11 08:52 AM
Former Cane & Carol City Defensive Coordinator Mike Rumph from the Miami Dolphins 7-on-7 HS Tournament.Click here to order Mike Rumph’s proCane Rookie Card.