Rock Island High School has a new head football coach for the Rock Island Rocks Football Team. Ben Hammer, head coach of the East Montgomery Eagles in Biscoe, North Carolina, was officially named as the ROCKS new coach on March 7 when the RIMSD #41 school board approved the decision at a special board meeting.
Hammer is from Peoria, Illinois (2005 Richwoods High School) and graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2009 with a degree in history and minor in coaching. He taught history at East Montgomery High School in addition to being the Head Football Coach of the East Montgomery Eagles.
Hammer is also an Under-15 coach for the USA Football organization.
He is relocating to Rock Island and will begin at RIMSD #41 at the end of March.