Four Questions with Shaw coach Kyle Adkins

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

Kyle Adkins, Shaw

1. Who is/was the most influential person in your coaching career? "That's a tie between David Cochran and Dexter Copeland. Both of these men entrusted me with a great deal of responsibility at a very early age. They not only helped me to expand my knowledge of the game, but they taught me how to be a professional and simply how to handle your business. That was huge, and more young coaches need that."

2. Who is the best Georgia player you ever faced? "Greg Reid, Lowndes. I faced him in 2007-2008 while I was an assistant at Ware County. The speed, acceleration and field vision that he possessed was unlike anything I have seen at the high school level."

3. What is the best team you ever faced as a coach? "2012 Sandy Creek. Speed all over the field and great size. We played them extremely hard that night, but they simply had too much firepower and we could not catch a break."

4. If you were Gary Phillips, the new head of the GHSA, what would be the first rule that you would try to change? "Every school should have to install play clocks at their facility. Every officiating crew operates at a different speed, and there truly needs to be some consistency. The play clocks, I feel, would help to do that."

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