SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) - Today was a special day for the Sherman Bearcat football program. After a month-long search, the Bearcats are bringing one of their own home.

Corey Cain resigned as Sherman head coach on April 14th and now Josh Aleman returns to his alma mater as the next head football coach at Sherman.

Folks in Texoma may remember him from his playing days or as Head Coach of the S&S Rams.

Now, he has the opportunity to coach at the place he knows best.

"It's awesome, it's a great feeling to be back home," said Aleman. "You cant ask for any better setting or scenarios. The community is behind us. Coach Cordell and Dr. Bennett have done a great job of getting this place ready to take the next step so I couldn't be more excited to be back home."

"He understands what it means to be a Sherman Bearcat," said Sherman Athletic Director Jeff Cordell. "That's not the thing that made him the guy but having that piece was very important to this community, very important to this school district and very special to these football players."

Aleman spent last season as the offensive coordinator at 6A Denton Braswell, so he has experience at a number of different levels around the state of Texas.

The next step is looking like a jump to 6A for Sherman.

"We are going to be at the highest level here in this re-alignment or the next one," said Aleman. "What a great opportunity for us to showcase what Sherman is all about. We're not going to back down or shy away from it, we're going to embrace it and we're going to hit the ground running."

But now its time to hit the ground running, and Aleman knows his vision for his program.

"Priorities are to come in and create relationships right off the bat," said Aleman. "It's May 19 right now so its time to get to work. The expectations are to win and to do what it takes to win and we're going to do that."