Four Questions with Gilmer coach Wesley Tankersley

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

Wesley Tankersley, Gilmer

1. Who is/was the most influential person in your coaching career? "I coached with Bradley Warren [current Dade County coach] at Central Gwinnett. He really taught me a lot about running a program. We still speak at least once a week, bounce questions off each other and talk about our experiences. He has been a great mentor to me."

2. Who is the best Georgia player you ever faced? "Brookwood linebacker Rennie Curran."

3. What is the best team you ever faced as a coach? "At Central Gwinnett, we played Lowndes in 2005 in the quarterfinals. That was the most physical football team I have ever seen."

4. If you were Gary Phillips, the new head of the GHSA, what would be the first rule that you would try to change? "I would like the five acclimation practices to be tweaked. This year during those five practices in North Georgia it was like 80 degrees that week. I don't feel like it helped us get acclimated to the heat at all. I think I would rather see an acclimation rule that applies to the weeks following the dead week (in June-July). Have a certain number of workouts that kids can attend to exempt the rule and allow them to at least wear shoulder pads those first five days."

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