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Fall Football information for IHS
Posted 6/8/20

Hello future Vikings,

My name is Matt Kaufman and I am the Head football coach at Irvington High School. I first want to congratulate you on graduating from Horner Junior High! I taught physical education at Horner Junior for 2 years. You might remember me from your 7th grade year.


Usually towards the end of your 8th grade year Irvington athletes, and athletic director would visit to share about the athletic programs IHS offers. It’s at this meeting I would have met all of you, and told you about the football program. So because I missed that opportunity I thought I’d share via online about what our program is about and how you can join. 


I have been the head coach at Irvington High School the past 2 seasons. We have made tremendous strides on the field, character development, and impact on our campus. To be apart of our program means to join a family, and community that support each other in all areas of life. Being an Irvington alumni and collegiate athlete (from Humboldt State like your principal, Go Jacks!!). I have a passion to provide an excellent athletic experience at Irvington.


No matter your athletic experience we can teach you the skills needed to be successful. Many of our student athletes are first year football players. I always encouraged my Horner Students to step outside of their comfort zone and try something new. Whether that’s football, track, basketball, softball, or even clubs Do It! You never know what might happen. Maybe just maybe you’ll find a passion, or community that you never knew existed and you can’t live without! 


If you’d like more information on the upcoming football season please 


I will add you on our google classroom to keep you up to date on information you’ll need. Remember if you come to a couple practices doesn’t mean you have to join the team. The summer could be a great way for you to check out our program to see if it’s something you want to be a part of for the Fall.


Did you know that you can join on online practices right now? That’s right! The season is closely approaching and preparation is critical to success. I highly encourage you to Please join the workouts! (Information will be emailed to those who express interest)

Go luck in the future, and GO VIKINGS!

Matt Kaufman
Head Football Coach Irvington High School