Plummer to coach quarterbacks

Updated: April 17, 2009, 10:51 PM ET
Associated Press

SANDPOINT, Idaho -- Former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer will be the quarterbacks coach at Sandpoint High School this season, coach Mike Mitchell said.

Plummer, who lives in the resort town, will be paid as a normal assistant coach, Mitchell said.

"It will not be as much as NFL pay," Mitchell said.

A native of Boise, Idaho, Plummer played at Arizona State and for the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos before retiring in 2006. He threw for more than 29,000 yards with 161 touchdowns and 161 interceptions in his decade-long pro career.

Plummer retired to Sandpoint, an outdoor mecca in the Rocky Mountains along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. His brother, Eric, also lives in the town.

"He wants to help out as much as he can and help the kids of the community," Mitchell said. "He's a great guy."


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