Four Questions with Dutchtown coach Mark Myers

GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We'll report from a different head coach each day.

Mark Myers, Dutchtown

1. What is the most memorable game you've been a part of as a player or coach?"My most memorable game as a player was scoring my first collegiate touchdown in the Division I FCS (formerly I-AA) national championship. Still is one of my greatest accomplishments. In 1999, I was a redshirt freshman at Georgia Southern and we defeated Youngstown State for the national championship. I couldn't ask for a better game to score my first collegiate touchdown. I scored many others over my career in college, but this was by far the most memorable. As a coach, our season home opener last season against Osborne because it was my first game as a head coach. That night I got my first win as a head coach. Very memorable moment and accomplishment for me."

2. Which high school coach would you want your son to play for, and why?"I would say my high school coach, Jimmy Dorsey [at McEachern, where Dorsey is now athletics director]. Coach Dorsey not only taught me the game of football but was like a father figure to many of his players. I still look up to him for advice in my coaching career. He is one of the reasons why I decided to become a coach."

3. What is your pet peeve as a coach or favorite saying/motto?"My favorite saying is 'Win the day.' My team and I participated in the Kennesaw State University 7-on-7 tournament this summer, and KSU head football coach Brian Bohannon said it. My team adopted this saying and use it before practice as a breakdown every day. It is really fitting for our team because I preach to them about winning in the classroom, on the field and all important aspects of their life."

4. Which GHSA policy or high school football rule would you most like to see changed?"I would like to see the six-quarter rule change. I have a lot of my JV players play special teams on Friday nights to help give the starters some breaks and plays off. These players normally don't get any offensive or defensive reps in varsity games. So now they have to try and get those reps in two quarters of a JV game, which isn't much time to help develop our lower-level programs. I don't see it being a problem for the bigger programs of the state, but the smaller programs that don't have large numbers get affected by it a lot."

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