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Royer new Panther football head coach


The Prairie Heights Board of Education approved Vincent E. Royer to be the next head coach of the Prairie Heights football team in a meeting held this past Monday morning.

A native of Sturgis, Michigan, Royer graduated Burr Oak High School and later earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Western Michigan University. For the past 20 years he has taught and coached many levels of students ranging from elementary through high school. While coaching at the high school level, Royer served as an invited football coach at Western Michigan, which allowed him to hone his skills as a position instructor.

“Football is a life sport, one that challenges character and builds skills that are necessary to be successful in life,” said Royer. “The best basketball and baseball players that I have ever seen were football players also. They are true athletes and leaders of any school.”

When not coaching football, Royer is an outdoor columnist and original founder of the Michigan Outdoor Education, which started the Hunt, Fish and Paddle program for Wounded Warriors and their families.