Brett Favre just can’t seem to stay retired from football. This time the former gunslinging quarterback won’t be making a return to the NFL, as he had already twice before, but instead becoming an assistant coach at his local high school.
Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, told The Associated Press that Favre will be returning to work at Oak Grove High School near the former QB’s home in Hattiesburg, Miss. Brett Favre is expected to be the team’s offensive coordinator, The Biloxi Sun-Herald reported.
Oak Grove coach Nevil Barr told the AP that he and Brett Favre have talked about what role Favre could play on the coaching staff, but a job title hasn’t been selected yet. In previous years Brett Favre has helped with the team, which is a perennial power in Mississippi high school football.
Favre twice came back from retirement to play in the NFL, the first time before the 2008 season when he joined the New York Jets and again two seasons later when he was with the Minnesota Vikings. The three-time MVP retired from the NFL for good in 2010.
Favre played 20 NFL seasons in all, leaving the game as the all-time leading passer with 71,838 passing yards and 508 touchdowns. Though he won a Super Bowl in 1996 with the Packers, Favre noted that his relationship with the team is now non-existent, the National Football Post reported. The team has said it will likely retire Favre’s number 4 in a year or two.
Brett Favre has been laying low in Hattiesburg since his retirement, ESPN noted. He rarely gives interviews and is coy about his future plans, other than to mention that he enjoys working with kids.