East Chapel Hill High School has named its third head football coach in as many years with the hire of Mike Holderman of Conway Kennett.

Holderman will fill the vacancy left last spring when 2013 head man Jon Sherman stepped aside after struggling to a 3-8 finish last season.

Holderman led Kennett, a high school in New Hampshire, to a 5-4 finish in each of the last three seasons before getting the call from East Chapel Hill athletics director Ray Hartsfield.

The 37-year-old Holderman grew up in eastern Pennsylvania, where football is king. He played football at HazeltonAreaHigh School and was an all-conference tight end at DelawareValleyCollege in 1998.

Although Holderman says leaving his previous post was an emotional decision, he’s “really, really looking forward to the challenge” of turning around the football program at East Chapel Hill.

Holderman and his wife, Jessica, have two children – four-year-old Faith and 5-month-old Colbie.

East Chapel Hill will host a reception at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the high school’s Café Commons to formally introduce Coach Holderman to Wildcat players and the community. Light refreshments will be provided. All people interested are invited to attend.