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Former Professional Wide Receiver Brandon Harris Named Head Football Coach at University School of Nova Southeastern University

Brandon Harris

Brandon Harris

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– January 29, 2014 –

University School of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) continues its tradition of excellence by naming former Denver Broncos practice squad wide receiver Brandon Harris the new head varsity football coach and director of inclusion and special college placement. Harris is relocating from Phoenix, AZ where he was the director of admissions, marketing, and strategic resources as well as head football coach for Phoenix Christian Preparatory School.

Harris started his football career as a receiver at the University of Idaho and also played for Sacramento of the World Football League. He has more than 19 years of college and high school coaching experience and has coached NFL players including safety Mike Brown and receivers Bobby Wade and Zack Miller.

“Coach Harris was just really the perfect fit,” said Paul Herfurth, University School’s Athletic Director. “He’s had a lot of success building and maintaining successful programs and we are confident that his skills and experience will make a positive impact on our student-athletes.”

Herfurth also added, “He has great experience, but also has the intangibles we were looking for. It’s not just about a football coaching hire. It’s about having a great leader and someone with strong character.”

As Director of Inclusion and Special College Placement, Harris will also have the responsibility of assisting University School students with special talents including artists, musicians, debaters, as well as student-athletes as they work their way through the college admissions process.

“Harris’ extensive academic experience coupled with his background in sales, marketing, admissions, and athletics make him the perfect person for the job. We’re really excited about having him,” said University School Headmaster Jerome Chermak.



About University School of Nova Southeastern University: University School is a pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, independent college preparatory school that provides a challenging and personalized education within a supportive environment for students of average to gifted abilities. Our students are prepared for productive lives and leadership roles through a program that focuses on academic excellence, extracurricular participation and service to others. For more information visit


About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic, fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with an enrollment of 27,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields.  NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification.  For more information, please visit Celebrating 50 years of academic excellence!


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