Harrisonburg High School has found its successor for football coach Tim Sarver.
On Tuesday night, the school board approved the hiring of Chris Thurman.
Thurman has been the head coach at Virginia High School the past two seasons. Prior to that he was the head coach at Gretna, where he won back-to-back state titles in 2007 and 2008.
His career head coaching record is 57-14.
Thurman also has ties to the Shenandoah Valley, having played offensive line at James Madison in the early 1990s.
Thurnman will take over for Sarver, who announced plans to retire prior to the 2010 season.
Sarver, who took over the program in 1985, won 277 games at Harrisonburg. He led the Streaks to the 2001 Group AA state championship, and state title game appearances in 2004 and this past season.
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