There’s been a changing of the guard in Huron Valley Milford’s football program, as Pat Fox has returned as Milford’s head coach after a three-year absence.
Fox previously coached eight seasons for the Mavericks before resigning in 2008. His varsity assistant, Jeff Hill, stepped in for him after the 2008 season.
With Hill departing Milford to return to his hometown of Royal Oak to coach Royal Oak High School, Fox will once again take the reigns for the Mavs.
Hill spent three years with the Mavs and finished with a record of 15-13, including a state playoff appearance in 2008 — his first year — when Milford fell to KLAA West Division rival Howell.
In his three seasons, Hill finished with a record of .500 or better each year, but was also 1-2 against rival Huron Valley Lakeland.
Fox will now look to improve on the 50-29 record he compiled over eight seasons at Milford, including its landmark 10-2 season in 2006 when Milford defeated Howell and Flint Carman-Ainsworth to win a district title before falling to Rockford in the regional final.
Fox’s Mavericks also won a district title in 2005 over Novi and Novi Detroit Catholic Central before falling to Brighton in the regional final.