VA
  • TGT on YouTube
  • About TGT
  • The TGT Team
  • How TGT rates
  • Responsible Gambling Advice
  • Contact Our Team
  • Writers Wanted
  • Content Disclaimer
  • Affiliate Disclosure
Contains commercial content
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / High School Football Spotlight: Tom Langworthy, Head Football Coach, Jamestown High School

High School Football Spotlight: Tom Langworthy, Head Football Coach, Jamestown High School

In the Spotlight!
Publish Date: 07/25/2021
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster

1-How long have you been coaching? 

This fall will be my 14th season as Head Coach at Jamestown, and my 18th season total.

 

2-Where was your first coaching job? 

My first job was coaching at Southwestern High School.  Jay Sirianni was the head coach at the time and a lifelong friend.  His brother Nick and I are best of friends so we have known each other for almost my entire life.  He invited me to volunteer on his staff my first year out of college.  It was a great experience that I enjoyed, and I learned a lot as a young coach.

 

3- Jamestown had a very good spring season. What will it take for that to continue this fall?

We spend a lot of time meeting as a team in order to build a championship culture.  It’s important that all of our players and coaches share the same vision, values, and goals.  That is a foundational piece to our success.  In addition, we have a very good group of returning players who work hard and have an excellent attitude.  That type of experience is a huge element to success. Having coachable players who work hard and are consistent is a huge component to a good team.  But to be great, our best players must inspire others to raise their level of performance.  We also want to make sure that our players are extremely competitive people who want our team to win every Friday night!

 

4- Who is the best player you have ever coached?

That is a difficult question because I have coached so many excellent players who have served different roles.  What I am most proud of is the outstanding people I have coached.  I have been coaching long enough now that I can see former players becoming husbands, fathers, employees, and community leaders.  To know that the Jamestown Football experience played a role in their personal development makes me proud. 

 

5- How much fun is it to coach a beast-like Jaylen Butera?

Coaching Jaylen is a lot of fun.  It’s fun to watch him compete on Friday nights, but it’s also fun to coach him during the week.  He is coachable, consistent, and willing to learn new things.  He has a great personality so we have an excellent relationship with one another.  He is a great teammate who inspires others by the way he plays and the way he treats others. 

 

6- What adjustments did you and the team have to make having a girl on the team?

We did not have to make a lot of adjustments.  Ella was tremendous, and the guys on the team treated her really well.  Ella is a hard worker who focuses on what she needs to do each day to help our team, which earned the respect of her teammates.  She was our best kicker, and our players know that the best players are the ones to play the most, so there were no surprises when she was our starting kicker.  

 

7- Can you tell our readers how much a ticket cost to attend a Jamestown home game?

Admittance into every Jamestown Red Raiders home game is free.  Children and students up to the 8th grade must enter the stadium with an adult.

 

8- What are your thoughts about playing out-of-state opponents?

I am open to the idea of playing out-of-state opponents.  However, our schedules rarely match up for an early-season game since PA and OH schools start before we do.  One of our rivals from years ago was Warren, PA.  We have tried to renew that rivalry a few times but it has always been a scheduling issue.  In addition, we have a lot of quality opponents we can play in WNY in our non-league games.  For example, we have played non-league games vs. Canisius and Bishop-Timon over the years, who are excellent private schools in Buffalo.  This year we play Orchard Park in our only non-league game of the season.  Orchard Park is a traditional rival so this game is very important to our players, coaches, and community. 

 

9- Which defeat still keeps you up at night?

If you coach for a long time, you are going to experience peaks and valleys.  That is part of coaching.  Losing is a terrible feeling and sometimes it takes a few days or weeks to get over a tough loss.  What is most important is the evaluation and analysis so you can learn from it.  As a coach, it’s important to evaluate every game – win or loss – to learn from it.  Once you do that, you have to move on to the next game.  Coaches are always looking ahead to the next thing, but after a win or loss, it’s important to take the next 24-48 hours to watch the film, take notes, and share them with the coaching staff and players, so you can use the experience to help you improve.  

 

10- Is there that one coach you love going up against? 

If so which coach and why?

There are so many excellent coaches that we go up against – too many to mention.  But I don’t think of it as me against them.  My job is to prepare my players for every situation they may encounter in a game.  Preparation leads to confidence and we want our players to play fast because they know their roles and assignments.  So our job as a staff is to prepare our players, then make adjustments when they are needed.  Outside of that, our job on Friday nights is to encourage and support our players’ efforts!

Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts in this interview!

Billboard Left
Billboard Left
Read Also
Tommy Morrison and AIDS: The Truth about what happened
Tommy Morrison burst onto the professional boxing scene in 1988. Following a ...
The 18 Greatest Coaches in College Football History
Current active coaches are not included in this list. That means don't ...
SI Sportsbook Promo
Esteban de Jesus, Roberto Duran y AIDS (1972-89)
Many of us dream of celebrity sports fame, but only cruel individuals ...
Michael Nunn and Iran Barkley Discuss Their Bout, Bob Arum, and the Four Kings
Mountains to Climb, Pebbles in Your Shoe “I always say that was ...
Elmer Ray: The Humble Man of Hastings
"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for ...
Top 100 remaining 2021 NFL free agents after Day 1
This is the most up-to-date list of available NFL free agents following ...
Ranking the top 200 players in the NFL ahead of the 2021 season
This list isn’t based solely on performances from the 2020 NFL season. ...
Top 100 NFL free agents entering the 2021 offseason
Below is a list of the top 100 free agents available this ...
The Army Boxer Who Knocked-Down Muhammad Ali (1960)
I had wanted to write a boxing story about Junebug Hudson for ...
Sportsbook of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Top Brands
Top Bonuses
Stake.us
Stake.us
Stake.us Review
99/100
Wow Vegas
Wow Vegas
Wow Vegas Review
96/100
LuckyLand Slots
LuckyLand Slots
LuckyLand Slots Review
96/100
Golden Hearts Games
Golden Hearts Games
Golden Hearts Games Review
95/100
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins Review
95/100
Stake.us
Stake.us Bonus
5% Rakeback
T&Cs apply
9.9/10
Wow Vegas
Wow Vegas Bonus
30 SCs on 1st Purchase + 4.5 SCs FREE
T&Cs apply
9.6/10
LuckyLand Slots
LuckyLand Slots Bonus
7,000 Gold Coins + 10 Sweeps Coins
T&Cs apply
9.6/10
Golden Hearts Games
Golden Hearts Games Bonus
Join GOLDEN2000 for 2,000 FREE coins
T&Cs apply
9.5/10
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins Bonus
140k GC + 400 FC
T&Cs apply
9.5/10
Latest News
Top 10 Teams that Didn’t Win the Super Bowl
Today I want to talk about the 10 ...
Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings 1/30/23
Last week, the Gophers lost to Indiana at ...
Betting Tips
Our Latest YouTube Videos
Video: AFC 🏈Championship Game Preview: Bengals vs Chiefs
AFC Championship Game Preview: Bengals vs Chiefs
Video: NFC🏈 Championship Game Preview: 49ers vs Eagles
NFC Championship Game Preview: 49ers vs Eagles
Video: Bengals🏈 Weekly Show W/Joe Kelly: Bengals vs Chiefs Preview
Bengals Weekly Show W/Joe Kelly: Bengals vs Chiefs Preview
Sportsbook of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....
Top Online Casinos
Top Casinos Bonuses
Stake.us
Stake.us
Stake.us Review
99/100
Wow Vegas
Wow Vegas
Wow Vegas Review
96/100
LuckyLand Slots
LuckyLand Slots
LuckyLand Slots Review
96/100
Golden Hearts Games
Golden Hearts Games
Golden Hearts Games Review
95/100
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins Review
95/100
Stake.us
Stake.us Bonus
5% Rakeback
T&Cs apply
9.9/10
Wow Vegas
Wow Vegas Bonus
30 SCs on 1st Purchase + 4.5 SCs FREE
T&Cs apply
9.6/10
LuckyLand Slots
LuckyLand Slots Bonus
7,000 Gold Coins + 10 Sweeps Coins
T&Cs apply
9.6/10
Golden Hearts Games
Golden Hearts Games Bonus
Join GOLDEN2000 for 2,000 FREE coins
T&Cs apply
9.5/10
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins Bonus
140k GC + 400 FC
T&Cs apply
9.5/10
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Review
97/100
DraftKings
DraftKings
DraftKings Review
96/100
FanDuel
FanDuel
FanDuel Review
94/100
PointsBet
PointsBet
PointsBet Review
94/100
BetMGM
BetMGM
BetMGM Review
93/100
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Bonus
BET $20 GET $200 IN FREE BETS
T&Cs apply
9.7/10
First deposit only | 21+ & located in VA | Promo code as seen| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly - Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500 | Full T&C apply
DraftKings
DraftKings Bonus
20% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.6/10
FanDuel
FanDuel Bonus
No Sweat First Bet up to $3,000
T&Cs apply
9.4/10
BetMGM
BetMGM Bonus
100% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.3/10
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com Bonus
100% up to $500
T&Cs apply
9.2/10
Our Team
Mike GoodpasterAuthor IconJosh SchwartzSamuel TeetsMark Lewis
+8
Mike Goodpaster
Mike Goodpaster
Chief Editor
Author Icon
Christopher Carlson
Content Writer
Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Editor
Samuel Teets
Samuel Teets
US Sports Veteran
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Editor
Simon Briffa
Simon Briffa
Sports Editor
Chris Benedict
Chris Benedict
Editor
Author Icon
Malik Zorrok
Author
Author Icon
Daniel Kornhauser
Author
John Raspanti
John Raspanti
Author
Author Icon
Buddy Gibbs
Author
Brian Coburn
Brian Coburn
Author
Peter Bonahoom
Peter Bonahoom
Author
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

sdfgfdgcsdfgfdgcww
Move to Top
Close
Stake.us Exclusive Bonus
5% Rakeback
Promo Code
Copy
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 21+
Payment Methods
Bitcoin
Litecoin
Ethereum
Dogecoin
Highlights
  • Social casino loved by Drake!
  • Play Plinko, Hilo, Crash and more!
  • Get Stake Cash bonuses every day!
Stake Originals
Dice
Crash
Plinko
Mines
×
Your Bonus Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site