SM East names Emporia coach to replace Sherman

By Chris Heady

Dustin Delaney from Emporia High School is the new SM East Head Football Coach, according to incoming principal John McKinney.

“This afternoon we are going to make a formal announcement that our head football coach position has been accepted by Dustin Delaney,” McKinney said in a statement to

For the past three years Delaney has been the head football coach at Emporia High School and before that he served as an offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for 5A powerhouse Hutchinson High School. Delaney will also be a PE teacher in the building, teaching weights and lifetime sports.

Delaney’s record at Emporia High School last season was 9-2 with two playoff victories. He will replace departing coach Chip Sherman.

There will be a meeting at 2:40 p.m. today in the SM East gym to formally introduce Delaney.