Jerod Kruse was recently hired as a DB coach for the Cleveland Browns after spending a year as a high school DC.

Jerod Kruse, left, and Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams

Source: The Democrat Missourian

Here’s an interesting story about a former college assistant who aspired to become a coach on an NFL staff. He spent 16 years coaching in college, including five as head coach at William Jewell.

The coach, Jerod Kruse, always wanted to make the jump to the NFL, but the timing never worked out due to the length of the college season.

Last year, he took a step back to high school football, serving as the defensive coordinator at Lee’s Summit West (Miss.). He recently fulfilled his dream of joining an NFL serve, accepting the position of assistant defensive backs coach for the Cleveland Browns.

For more on this story, visit The Democrat Missourian.

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