Sydney is the second former Packer to become head coaches at the high school level in recent years in Green Bay. He joins former Packers linebacker Bryce Paup, who took over as head coach for Green Bay Southwest High School last year. Paup was an assistant coach at De Pere High School before going to Southwest.
Sydney, a columnist for PackerReport.com for the past three years, played for the Packers in 1992. He also played five seasons for the San Francisco 49ers prior to coming to Green Bay. He is the only player in the history of the NFL who has caught a touchdown pass from both Joe Montana and Brett Favre.
Sydney, 48, is founder of the non-profit male mentoring program called "My Brother's Keeper" in Green Bay. He also is a co-host on a sports talk radio show in Green Bay.
"This is a great opportunity to help young athletes do some of the things I did," said Sydney. "High School has some of the greatest memories, and I want to help kids make the most of their high school years."
Sydney will have his work cut out for him at West, which has one two of 27 games the past three seasons.