Lake Fenton High School has hired 21-year-old Jacob Erway, former assistant coach at Swartz Creek High School, as its new head varsity basketball coach.
Former Lake Fenton (now Flint Powers) coach Jeremy Trent brought him over to Lake Fenton this summer to coach the junior varsity squad for the Blue Devils.
The hire actually says a lot about the Lake Fenton program. It sends the message that the school is willing to think creatively about the basketball program. Every great coach was once a young, inexperienced, upstart. When the status quo is mediocre, there comes a time to shake things up. It’s that time at Lake Fenton.
Erway played for Eric Senter, now an assistant at Fenton, at Swartz Creek, where he graduated in 2009. At 21, he is among the youngest varsity coaches in Michigan. He spent two years as a JV assistant and another year as a varsity assistant.