New high school football coaches speak on upcoming season

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Out of the 15 coaches who took the podium Friday morning, five of the coaches will be on some new turf looking to guide their team to a state championship.

First and foremost, Toby Greene, a veteran in the Wiregrass will be the head man for the Headland Rams. Greene was the former coach of the Florala Wildcats leading them to a 7-and-4 record and an appearance in the playoffs.

Greene will be filling the big shoes of Danny Raines who was a history maker in the Rams football program.

“We’ll use the momentum Coach Raines and other coaches and players in the past have created just try to build off that. They won 10 games just two years ago so they’re used to winning..won a hand full of games last year could have won a few more. Lost a few close ones and had some injuries,” Greene said.

Greene says the goal is to close game this year. In western Coffee County, the Tigers brought in their head hucho Marc Sieving at the beginning of March.

Sieving says the winning tradition at Elba caught his attention. The Tigers have won at least seven games in the past seven years.

However, to keep the tradition going, Sieving says they can’t worry about the outside until you focus on the things you can control.

“I wanna focus on us every single week we were behind the 8 ball a little bit not having a spring..us also having a new coach that’s where our motto kinda been all summer..lets get better today, lets get better today..” Sieving said at the podium.

Coaches at Media Day say they are planning on taking the field next month despite the pandemic.

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