It looks like the Montreal Alouettes aren’t the only team Mike Sherman has decided to coach this spring.
In addition to his duties with the Als, Sherman is also a head coach with the fledgeling Your Call Football League. According to the Nov. 8 release touting Sherman’s hire, he will be responsible for “developing a roster of quality professional football players, executing training camp and practices and coaching one of the two TCF professional football teams.”
Training camp for the league started on Monday in Vero Beach, Florida and Sherman is the head coach of the “Grit” team which will go up against the “Power” squad coached by former NFL running back and ESPN analyst Merril Hoge.
The two teams will play games on May 3, 10 and 17 and fans will supposedly be able to participate by voting on three coach-selected plays. The games will be available via live stream on the league’s website, the app and via their media partners at Barstool Sports.
Meanwhile, CFL rookie camps are slated to open on May 16 with full camps set to get underway on May 20.
Though it varies across the league, CFL coaches generally return to work full-time sometime in mid-April to begin preparations for training camp and the upcoming season.
A few of the players involved in the league have CFL connections as well. Quarterback B.J. Daniels was on the list of 10 players revealed from the Saskatchewan Roughriders negotiation list released in February and cornerback Khalid Wooten played eight games for the Ticats over the past two seasons.
The Alouettes are slated to hold their mini-camp in Vero Beach from April 16 to 18, also at the Dodgertown facility where the Your Call Football sessions are taking place. Sherman was named the head coach of the Alouettes on Dec. 21 and despite a long resume, he has no previous CFL experience.
He can, however, coach two teams at once.