Like many others, Virgil Romer was taken aback by the removal of Aden Smith as the Shoreham-Wading River High School football coach. Unlike everyone else, though, it was Romer who suddenly had the great responsibility of being the team’s interim head coach dropped onto his lap, just two days before the team’s season-opening game.
Just like that, Romer, 31, had gone from offensive coordinator to head coach.
“It was stressful,” Romer said. “I’m not going to lie. There was a lot more work I had to do.” READ