JEFFREY STEIN BRINGS an impressive football resume to his new role as head coach of the Mount Abraham-Vergennes high school football team. After a career as an all-state linebacker at his North Carolina high school and a four-year starter on a Virginia college team, Stein coached linebackers at Champlain Valley Union, which included a stint as a Shrine Bowl coach.
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BRISTOL — When administrators needed to find a new leader for the cooperative Mount Abraham-Vergennes high school football program they did not have to cast a wide net.
Mount Abraham Union High and Bristol Elementary school physical education teacher Jeffrey Stein stepped forward. And although Stein lacked head-coaching experience, his résumé included a year of assisting at his college alma mater and nine years of high school coaching, the past four as Champlain Valley’s defensive coordinator.
A decade after his four years of starting at linebacker for Virginia’s Averett College, the North...