News 12 @ 11 Thursday August 21, 2008
Wagener, SC--For the third time in three years Wagener Salley finds themselves with a new coach on the sidelines. The Ryan Russell era is underway and he's got his work cut out for him.
Russell takes over a 3 and 7 team from a year ago but only had one senior on the team. Experience doesn't always equate to wins but it helps. What is new is the system. Anytime you have a change at the top, you know its going to take time for everyone to get on the same page.
"You know we have some inexperience on the team, but for the most part we're working hard and focusing on what we need to do" said new coach Ryan Russell "When it comes down to it these young men are in a learning process and we're just going to keep building everyday and worry about tomorrow."
Wagener Salley's roster is still full of underclassmen so a win early on could go a long way towards confidence and success of this year's team.