GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We'll report from a different head coach each day.
Seth Rogers, Temple
1. Who is/was the most influential person in your coaching career? "The most influential person in my coaching career was my head coach in high school and the current Statesboro coach Steve Pennington. I played for coach Pennington at Appling County High in the early '90s. He didn't just teach us football. He taught us how to be good men. He is the reason I wanted to be a coach. Coach P demanded the best from me. He knew exactly what buttons to push to get the results he wanted. He knew how to get the best out of all of us. One of the main things I learned from him is you can be hard on a kid, but still love them. I will never forget the impact he had on my life. He took a chance on me and believed in me, and in turn, I figured out what I wanted to do with my life. Thanks again Coach Pennington!"
2. Who is the best Georgia player you ever faced? "J.K. Sabb from Laney. He could do whatever he wanted on a football field."
3. What is the best team you ever faced as a coach? "The 2011 Buford team was the best. They were well-coached and had Division I athletes all over the field." [Buford beat Temple 49-13 in the first round that season.]
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 them to take a long look at the reclassification process. I think the public/private issue is still a hot topic, not only in Class A, but AA as well."
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