Football season isn’t quite over for Northwest Missouri State football coach Mel Tjeerdsma. The Bearcats head man will help coach in the First Annual Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge. Tjeerdsma will be a part of the Texas coaching staff that will be led by UTEP head coach Mike Price.
“I’m excited about it,” Tjeerdsma said. “This is the first year for it and I’m looking forward to coaching with Mike Price. It’ll be a good time.”
In order to coach or play for the Texas team, one must have high school or collegiate ties to the state. Tjeerdsma was the head coach at Austin College in Sherman, Texas from 1984-93.
Two players from the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) will play in the game Friday, Feb. 2.