Schureman Steps Down as HC at Queen Creek; Germaine Takes Over

4 months ago Andrew Luberda 0

Travis Schureman stepped down as the head coach of the Queen Creek football program on Wednesday morning. Offensive coordinator Joe Germaine will resume his role as the Bulldogs head coach. Schureman will remain with the program in his previous role as an assistant coach.

Schureman, Germaine and Queen Creek Athletic Director Paul Reynolds met with Bulldogs’ players on Wednesday to deliver the news.

“I’ve enjoyed being the head coach at Queen Creek,” Schureman said. “Competing at the highest level in our state requires a year-round commitment, which is something I’ve had to re-consider with other obligations. As a result, I’ve decided it was in everyone’s best interest that I step down.”

Schureman speaks with his team after a game last season. (QCHS Athletics)

Schureman took over as Queen Creek’s head coach during the 2013 season following Germaine’s resignation, which was the result of an increased commitment to his off-campus employment. Schureman led the Bulldogs’ program for six years, compiling a 57 – 18 record with six-straight playoff appearances, including a berth in the 2013 Division III state championship game in addition to two semifinals and two quarterfinals appearances. His 57 wins are the most in school history.

Joe Germaine (left) congratulate Devin Larsen (right). (QCHS Athletics)

Germaine previously served as the Bulldogs head coach from 2010-12 plus two games into the 2013 season. He compiled a 34 – 5 record – including three-straight seasons of 10 wins or more – during his three full seasons and led Queen Creek to the 2012 Division III State Championship, the school’s first football state title.

Both coaches, who were teammates and state champions at Mesa Mountain View, arrived together at Queen Creek in 2010 and seamlessly switched roles once already, as evidenced by the back-to-back state championship game appearances in 2012-13, nine-straight playoff berths, and 91 combined victories.

Not much figures to change now.

“I’m honored with the opportunity to be the head coach,” Germaine said. “I think the world of the job that Travis did to take our program to new heights as a 6A team and so many other things he accomplished. I just hope to build on that.”