Tuesday August 17, 2010
Augusta, Ga--Every year there seems to be a handful of new coaches in new places around the area. Most of the times a guy has some time to come in and put things in place before the spring or even summer. Not the case at Glenn Hills with Andrew Young now running the program.
Young took over the team pretty late in the summer actually and now will try to build on a team that went 500 a year ago into a playoff contender. Don't look for whole sale changes out of the gate. Young is just trying to build on a pretty solid foundation for the Spartans.
"It's not a lot different" said new Glenn Hills coach Andrew Young "My philosophy is to keep it simple and work at the simple stuff and become as good as you can at the simple stuff. They're already zone blocking, they didn't change that, basically we changed a few formations in the backfield actually."
Led by quarterback Kendrick Armstrong, pretty much the entire offense comes back, that includes the offensive line. Now there's still work to be done, namely in conditioning and if you ask the players, they realize that's a focal point.
"Well the biggest thing we're going to try to improve is our work ethic and stamina for the fourth quarter, third quarter so we're able to pull the win out in the late quarters." said senior Webster Thacker "I feel like I have to come to practice every day and work hard and make sure I have players come and just show good leadership to the younger players that are coming up so they know that this is a good program that we have here this year."
One more point of interest coach Young is working on, the special teams and namely in the punting department. Sometimes it's overlooked at the high school level, but not with this team.