1- Where did your coaching career start?
My coaching career started at Pendleton County High School in Kentucky. I started out as QB coach and Offensive Coordinator.
I took over at St. Bernard Elmwood Place in January of this year.
St. Bernard was interesting to me because I felt like it was a great school, with a brand new high school being built and athletes all through the school. I had a few offers at different places and during my interview and meetings with the AD. I felt like SBEP felt like home
I believe we can improve on the last 2 seasons by continuing to put in work in the weight room and buying into the new culture at SBEP.
I personally would love to see the state finals at Ohio State or Paul Brown. I feel like Canton is a great place to play but Cincy teams are consistently in the state game making that travel and I think it’d be nice to see it here local.
Thursday night games I’m iffy on because of losing the extra day to prepare but Saturdays I don’t mind because it gives us an extra day to Prepare as a staff.
We play Ludlow for our first scrimmage game this year and as someone who’s coached in Ohio and Kentucky, I think it adds a nice change for kids to play new teams.
I think kicking in High School is a lost art. It seems like most “kickers” at small schools are primarily position players. We occasionally see bigger schools have pretty good kickers but smaller schools typically don’t.
My first win at Pendleton Co as an OC was pretty special but so was my first win as a professional head coach at the arena football level.
Losing the championship game as a head coach in arena football definitely sits with me still because we should have won that game.