2. When did you know you wanted to become a coach? "Growing up, you always want to be like your daddy. With his being a coach, I was always up at the field after school during the season and on weekends. A lot of Saturdays after games, I was helping clean up and doing laundry. It's what I did growing up. Then as I got older and was in high school playing quarterback my junior year, I just felt like I had a calling and a nag that I could possibly be good at it. So it's really been my whole life. We've had some that have graduated from Clinch and gone on to be very good coaches at other schools [most notably Jason Strickland at Ware County], but with me, there's never been any other school that I've wanted to coach at. In my senior year at Georgia Southern, I coached at Claxton as a community coach. That was my first real coaching job. I got engaged to my now wife, and she had one more year of school left at Southern, so I got a job at Tattnall County in Reidsville while she finished up her degree. Every job that I've gone to, it was always to gain some experience to use for when I had the opportunity to come back to Clinch County. Luckily that next year, a teaching spot came open here. At a small school like Clinch, jobs are like golden eggs. They don't come too often. That was 2006. I've been here since."
3. What's the scouting report on this year's Clinch County team? "The biggest thing that we graduated was our leadership. We graduated a senior class that was so good not just athletically but in how dependable they were and how much trust we had in them. There were things we didn't have to worry about with them. They were great leaders from the time they were sophomores. This team's challenge is not about replacing athletes or linemen, although obviously we're having to replace some special players. Our biggest challenge is this group coming into their own as leaders. As far as talent and depth, we're in good shape. We've got great players. We're confident in who we have. We just have to get better every day."