After two seasons at the helm of Hoover High football and following one of the more successful seasons for the Tornadoes in some time, Andrew Policky has stepped down from his post as Hoover’s head football coach to return to his alma mater, taking over as the new Arcadia head football coach.
Policky, an Arcadia graduate, announced his departure to his team on Thursday after accepting his new position on Wednesday.
“When I was at Hoover, it wasn’t something I thought a lot about,” said Policky of returning to Arcadia, where he played football and graduated in 1999 and later returned as an assistant coach. “I was just focused on Hoover and building up the program. When the position opened up ... the situation just fit and I decided to try to go back home.
“It’s definitely a good situation.”
Policky was called back for a second interview on Wednesday, after first interviewing the week prior. On Wednesday after the interview, he informed Hoover Principal Jennifer Earl he had accepted the job and on Thursday told his Tornadoes.