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Sherman Native Returns to SISD as Head Football Coach

Josh AlemanSherman ISD is excited to announce Josh Aleman, an experienced head football coach with deep roots in Sherman, as head football coach and boys coordinator at Sherman High School.

Aleman is a 2004 graduate of Sherman High School and spent three years as the head football coach at S&S High School, where he immediately turned around their program and led the Rams to the playoffs. 

He most recently served as offensive coordinator at Braswell High School in Denton ISD, which competes in 6A, the state’s largest UIL classification. 

He also has previous coaching experience at Bells, Braswell, Center High School in east Texas, and numerous roles in Sherman, including coaching the offensive line, defensive line, tight ends and tackles, and strength and conditioning at various levels.

Aleman played three years of college football at Texas Tech University and one year at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

He excels at building relationships, motivating students, and creating a strong team culture that people want to be a part of. All of these are qualities that Sherman ISD student-athletes and families indicated that they especially value as part of a recent survey used to help build a profile for the next head football coach.

“Coach Aleman has every quality that we were looking for,” said Sherman ISD Athletic Director Jeff Cordell. “Not only has he had success as a head football coach, he brings extensive experience to the Bearcat football program. He has strong ties to our community and is personally invested in building a winning program here in Sherman. He draws people in with his approachable personality, energy, and positive attitude and is the right leader to help shape our student-athletes.”

Aleman was an All-State football and baseball player at Sherman High School. He played center on the football team and received the Athletic Booster Club’s Pete Odom Award, which is given annually to an outstanding football player, his senior year. The Bearcats won the Battle of the Ax, Sherman’s long standing rivalry with Denison, three of his four years of high school. 

He calls the opportunity to coach the Bearcats a lifelong dream. 

“I am so excited to get back home to Sherman and invest in the town and school district that invested so much in me,” Aleman said. “We have everything we need in Sherman to be successful: the kids are here, the facilities are here, the resources are here, and the community support is here.

“I can’t wait to start building relationships with the students and develop great young men and women, not just on the field, but in all aspects of their lives.”

Aleman earned his bachelor’s degree in health, physical education, and recreation from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He lives in Sherman with his wife Ashley, who is a middle school teacher and coach. They have two daughters: Presleigh, 12; and Langstyn, 10.