Huntington High School (Chillicothe)
I’ve been coaching for 8 years.
Huntington and Paint Valley
To a certain extent I am. Practice I am more focused on teaching and having the players understand the “what” and the “why”
Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, and Corners.
I knew during my Senior season I wanted to get into it. I was fortunate enough to have good coaches through my high school career and seeing the impact they had on me and my teammates I wanted to do the same in the future.
I was fortunate enough to coach two of the best quarterbacks from both schools. Bryce Newland from Paint Valley and Elijah McCloskey from Huntington. Both were great leaders, fierce competitors, amazing kids in the community and they both were so eager to learn and get better at what they did.
It’s been a rough one, I think every coach would agree. Making sure kids are socially distant, wearing a mask and having them not share water bottles etc. Every day you always had that thought in the back of your head wondering if you were going to have a positive case come up. But you were most concerned about the kids and their families.
Try to make fun out of everything we do and do as much together as a team to form that brotherhood and bond. When other kids see that they want to be a part of it. They don’t just learn football but they learn how the things they do in practice and games will help them in their life off the field.
It’s definitely the kids. We have awesome kids that will give you everything they got and 110%. And having such a supportive community in the township really helps too.
The Shoe. For kids to experience the same field where the Buckeyes play, let alone playing in the state championship games, is a one in a million feeling.