Detroit, MI—The Detroit Lions have named Larry Witham of North Muskegon High School the week six recipient of the 2023 High School Football Coach of the Week Program. Witham’s Norsemen defeated Montague 34-7 to move their record to 6-0 for the 1st time since 1988. The Norsemen are currently ranked number 2 in Division 7. On Friday, October 6, North Muskegon goes on the road to take on West Michigan Conference rival Ravenna for the Rivers Division title in the 62nd matchup all-time between these two programs.
Witham, a 1980 North Muskegon alumnus, has coached on and off in the North Muskegon program for over 30 years and is currently in his 8th season as a head coach at North Muskegon, leading the Norsemen to the playoffs the last six seasons. His overall career record of 43-30 (58.9%).
Detroit Lions Football Education sat down with Witham to talk about the win against Montague and starting the season 6-0, the upcoming game vs. rival Ravenna, and what it means to be coaching high school football at his alma mater. Witham was also informed of his Coach of the Week selection on Head Coach Hangout. See his reaction and the entire interview by visiting www.DetroitLions.com/coachoftheweek.