The head football coaching position at Greenfield High School is no longer vacant.

Shane Covington has been named to direct the Hustlin' Hawks varsity squad this fall. The job had been open since Joe Koch resigned to take another coaching position in Texas.

Covington is a 2008 graduate of Milwaukee Riverside University High School and earned all-state honors during his career there. He then played football at Indiana University and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he helped his team claim a national championship in 2011.

After graduation, he earned an invitation to the 2012 Tennessee Titans training camp and went on to play in the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League.

He has served as an assistant coach at Pius XI, Marquette and most recently, Nicolet High School.

At the time of his hiring by Greenfield, he was the head coach for a regional seven-on-seven team.

'I am ready for this type of opportunity, and I am well aware of what it takes to be a part of a winning program,' Covington said in a news release. 'It will be based on building positive relationships with players and parents and creating a family atmosphere in the football program.'

Greenfield athletic director Trent Lower added, 'Coach Covington displayed persistence like no other (candidate) and possesses the desire, charisma and passion to take the helm of our (Woodland) Conference championship program while stressing high character values to our players.'