Northwestern is in search of a new football coach.
The school and coach Stephen Field agreed to part ways on Thursday so the former University of Miami graduate assistant could explore other opportunities. Field went 14-8 in his two seasons on the job.
“It was an unbelievable experience,” Field said. I’m really thankful for the opportunity to coach such great kids. I’m so appreciative of the principal Mr. Aristide and the administration. It’s just best for me to move on and pursue other opportunities.
Northwestern had 26 seniors in 2013 sign with colleges including nine who went to Division I programs. Field took the team on trips over the summer each of the last two years to visit 10 colleges and participate in camps.
“Northwestern is a wonderful place and community,” Field said. “I’m really proud of all the young men we put in college last year and are academically qualified this year. That’s what it’s all about.”
There were reports earlier this week Field had been fired at Northwestern. But Miami-Dade County public schools spokesman John Schuster said Stephen Field was not fired. "He and the school parted ways mutually," Schuster said. "He left to seek new opportunities. Those things happen."
> Former Hurricanes safety Earl Little, who has coached at various local high schools in Dade and Broward, is expected to be introduced Monday as the new head coach at Miami Jackson.