Published: Dec 12, 2013 10:25 AM EST
Updated: Dec 12, 2013 1:00 PM EST

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Retired NFL player Earnest Graham will become the new head coach for the North Fort Myers High School football team.

A Mariner High School graduate and community business owner, Graham will meet with the current team and coaching staff in the coming weeks to begin planning for the coming season, according to the Lee County School District.

Graham will continue to run his private business and will work closely with assistant coaches employed full-time at the school to coordinate the team’s schedule as the Spring football season approaches.