Mike Sherman coached legends like Brett Favre in an expansive career that took him to pro stops like Green Bay, Seattle and Miami. He coached future stars Von Miller and Ryan Tannehill during his four seasons at Texas A&M. But he has a much different challenge now.
Sherman is embarking on his first season as the head coach of the Nauset Warriors, a high school football team on Cape Cod. NBC will chronicle the ups and downs of his first season in a six-episode, digital-exclusive series called “Sherman’s Warriors.” The show is the first digital-exclusive series launched by NBC Sports.
Sherman has experience turning teams around, but it’s a long way from the NFL to Cape Cod. The Warriors, perennial also-rans, present their own challenges and pitfalls as Sherman adjusts to a new group of players, and his charges learn to play the game from a coach who’s unlike anyone they’ve ever had before. And, of course, Sherman’s reputation precedes him and the team into every game, as competitors size themselves up against the small high school team with a professional coach.
The series, which will premiere after this week’s Sunday Night Football game between the Patriots and Colts, will be unveiled on Sundays. Each episode will run 6-8 minutes and will also include a short behind-the-scenes clip that gives viewers increased access to players and characters around the Warriors. Catch the show in the new NBCSports.com video experience, as well as partner platforms like Yahoo! and Comcast/XFINITY’s Watchable section.