Organization: NCAA Football
Kevin Sherman is in his first season as the wide receivers coach at Purdue.
Sherman joined the Purdue staff after spending the previous seven years at Virginia Tech as wide receivers coach. Under his guide in 2012, Tech averaged 230.9 yards receiving per game, with senior Marcus Davis leading the way with 51 receptions for 953 yards and five touchdowns. Davis finished seventh in the Atlantic Coast Conference in receiving yards per game (73.3) and had four games over 100 yards.
In Blacksburg, Sherman also mentored standouts Jarrett Boykin and Danny Coale, the top two receivers in Hokies' history in terms of receptions and receiving yards. Both starring at Tech from 2008 to 2011, Boykin finished his collegiate career with 184 receptions for 2,884 yards and 18 touchdowns, while Coale recorded 165 catches for 2,658 yards and eight scores. During his time at Virginia Tech, the Hokies went a combined 60-22 with seven bowl appearances, including four BCS bowl bids (2007 Orange, 2008 Orange, 2010 Orange and 2011 Sugar).
Prior to Virginia Tech, Sherman spent five seasons at Wake Forest University (wide receivers), four at Ohio University (wide receivers), four at Virginia Military Institute (recruiting coordinator), two at Methodist College (wide receivers) and one at his alma mater Ferrum College (student assistant).
He graduated from Ferrum in 1992, after serving as the team captain of the football team and being elected as the team MVP as a senior in 1990.
Quoting Coach Hazell - "Great coach, mentor and person. Coach Sherman has a real passion to make everyone around him better. His expertise and knowledge of the wide receiver position places him among the top of the coaches in the profession. He is a tremendous recruiter that has excelled in assessing and assembling the top prospects east of the Mississippi River."