SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — Friday is a big day for the Sherman Independent School District's sports program.

The district named the Bearcats' new head football coach, and he is a familiar figure.

Josh Aleman is returning to his alma matter after spending one season at Denton Braswell High School, so he knows 6A football.

"It's awesome. It's a great feeling to be back home," he said. "You can't ask for any better setting ... the community is behind us, the administration... Coach Cordell, and Dr. Bennett have done a great job of getting this place ready to take the next steps. I couldn't be more excited to be back home."

Prior to his stint in Denton, Aleman was head football coach at S&S Consolidated Independent School District for three years.