2011 1st Assistant Jason VanDerMaas
Croswell-Lexington High School
Jason VanDerMaas graduated from Croswell-Lexington High School in 1995 where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He played quarterback at Alma College from 1995-1998 earning conference MVP honors in 1998. He is currently the assistant principal and head football coach at Croswell-Lexington High School. Coach VanDerMaas earned his Bachelors degree from Alma College and his Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Nebraska – Kearney.
Coach VanDerMaas began his coaching career at Carson City-Crystal in 1999 with the JV football team. He then moved on to coach and teach at Farwell as a varsity assistant from 2000-2002. In 2002 he began teaching and coaching at his former high school. He spent one year coaching at Flint Carman-Ainsworth. He has been named regional coach of the year in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. His team won conference championships in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. His career record is 62-25. The 2008 team advanced to the division 4 semifinals. He has had the opportunity to work with a number of excellent coaches and players over the years.
Jason and his wife, Jenny have been married for seven years. They have three girls: Emmaline (6), Delaney (3), and Neely (1). “I am blessed to be married to a supportive wife and want to thank her for her love and support while coaching football.”
“I am honored to be a part of the All Star coaching staff. It is a great game and I thank the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association for allowing me to be a part of this game showcasing Michigan’s best high school football players.”