Philip Rivers Formally Makes His Excessive Faculty Soccer Coach Debut (VIDEO)
After 17 years as a professional soccer player, Philip Rivers has made the transition to head coach.
Rivers, the Chargers’ longtime quarterback, made his coaching debut for St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope, AL on Friday. The Cardinals faced Alma Bryant High School in a spring game.
Rivers officially took over the program after it retired in January.
“I’ve played a lot of soccer over the past 20 years and some of my favorite memories are Friday nights,” Rivers told NBC 15 News.
In his 14 seasons with the Chargers – Rivers, 59,271 passes and 397 touchdown passes were collected, the first in franchise history in both categories. He finished his career with the team at 123-101 while completing the postseason six times, going 5-6 in 11 games.
In his final NFL season, Rivers led Indianapolis to an 11-5 record and a trip to the playoffs with 24 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions.