STERLING — In 2016, the Sterling College football team will still be coached by a Lambert.
But now it’s Chuck.
Chuck Lambert on Wednesday was named to succeed his brother as head football coach for the Warriors. That came one day after Andy Lambert had resigned as head coach to take a similar position at NCAA Division II school Southern Nazarene.
"This is a great opportunity at a terrific school," Chuck Lambert said. "I'm excited to be a part of the outstanding leadership here at Sterling and excited to be a part of the college's mission. I look forward to what the future holds and getting to work with these young men on campus and the ones to come in the fall."
He had served on his brother’s coaching staff for the past 12 seasons, most recently as the defensive coordinator and associate head coach. Prior to Sterling, Lambert served as head football coach for five years at Lockwood High School in Lockwood, Mo., posting a 43-14 record and was state runner-up in Missouri Class 1A in 2001.
"We are excited to announce that Chuck Lambert is the new head football coach here at Sterling," Athletic Director Gary Kempf said. "Chuck brings a wealth of knowledge and a history of excellence. He understands the mission of the college and values the personal development of our student-athletes. We look forward to his leadership and the future is bright for Sterling football."
Lambert, who hails from Smith Center, holds a master's degree in sports management from American Public University and a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Trinity International University.
Chuck and his wife, Kim, reside in Sterling with their five children: Caleb, Aly, Jake, Annaand Ethan.