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If Randy Ragsdale had not been a high school football coach, you would have begged him to coach to your son’s little league team, or maybe his pee wee football squad or his YMCA basketball team. We all need really good people with great character to work with our children, and Randy Ragsdale was ...
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It was 1976. A young assistant coach from Sprayberry High School in Georgia took a job at Homewood High School, which was in their fifth year of playing football.  Bob Newton must have liked Homewood High School for he would stay for 33 years. His life’s work at the school was so extraordinar ...
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Sooner or later all head coaches suffer a tough loss.It might be a game that you thought you should have won, a mistake that cost you in a close game, an official's blunder or a bad play call. The game ends suddenly and a short time afterward someone from the media is asking you a tough question.It ...
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High school athletic departments looking to promote their teams and players will have a new platform beginning this summer. The Pure Game Sports Network will begin operation, providing schools with an opportunity to grow their brand in a new and innovative way.The goal of Pure Game is to bring toget ...
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There has been some major movements among the north Alabama coaching fraternity in the off season and there are still some schools needing leaders as teams approach spring football by the end of the month.In November, Tripp Curry retired after 23 successful years as head coach at Cherokee County. Th ...
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The Alabama Football Coaches Association is supporting an effort to keep the high school football coach involved in the recruiting of the high school athlete. This program is called Straight Line Recruiting. This program originated in Texas to help limit the influence of the third party ha ...
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One month after Briarwood Christian's legendary coach Fred Yancey retired, the Lions elevated Matthew Forester to the head job. Forester had served as defensive coordinator for eight years and been at the school for 13.An All-State linebacker at Briarwood in the 1990s, Forester's roots in the progr ...
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The long anticipated move of combining Dothan and Northview High Schools has lead the coaching news in south Alabama in the 2019 off season. Hazel Green's Smitty Grider was tapped and given the task of bringing the two rivals together as one.Grider, who was the first head coach when Park Crossing b ...
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It has been a busy off season as the domino effect has led to more coaching turnover over the past few weeks. Several are quality leaders who have been around the coaching game for quite a while.The Mobile - Baldwin County area has seen a flurry of changes.Muskingum Barnes left Murphy after two sea ...
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Understanding the important factors that allow you to get a quality coaching job can help you prepare for that opportunity when a job becomes available.But a coach’s understanding of other factors is important in helping him keep that job.Here are three of the most important reasons that coaches e ...
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