Sayville High School standout Jack Coan has earned the starting quarterback job with the Wisconsin football team.
The 6-foot-3 junior, whose five starts in 2018 included a Pinstripe Bowl win over Miami at Yankee Stadium, had faced stiff competition from freshman Graham Mertz and redshirt freshman Chase Wolf.
ESPN reported he will start behind center when Wisconsin, ranked No. 19 in college football’s preseason AP Poll, opens its season Friday, Aug. 30 against at South Florida.
Coan became a favorite to be the Badgers starting quarterback this year after last year’s primary starter Alex Hornibrook left the program and ended up at Florida.
At Sayville, Coan broke all kinds of team and county records. He was a three-time, first-team all-state selection, earned the Hansen Award as Suffolk County’s top player his senior year and was a three-time Boomer Esiason Award winner as top quarterback in Suffolk County.