By Phil Anastasia
Beau Sherry is not a new coach looking to drastically change the Moorestown High School football program.
Sherry, 32, was named Moorestown's coach by the Board of Education on Tuesday night. He hopes to build on the foundation created by former coach Russ Horton, who resigned after last season.
"I look at this as a continuation," Sherry said. "It's important that the kids know what is expected of them. We might have a new wrinkles here or there but I want to continue with what Russ has done."
Sherry was an assistant for the last seven seasons under Horton, whose teams went 75-43 and qualified for the playoffs nine times in 11 seasons. Horton's 2007 team went 12-0 and won the Central Jersey Group 3 title.
Sherry, a health and physical education teacher at Moorestown, said he hopes to keep most of the coaching staff in place. That includes Horton, who has expressed an interest in remaining with the program as an assistant.
Sherry was a standout linebacker at Haddon Township and Muhlenberg (Pa.) College.
"He has the whole ball of wax as far as experience in the program," Moorestown athletic director Neil Rosa said of Sherry. "He fits the bill."
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