OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — After a two month-long search out of over 75 applicants, Carroll High School has found its main man to walk the sidelines on Friday nights — Coach Patrick Plott.
“I’m excited to get to work with the great people here at Ozark City Schools and to work with these guys and just continue the tradition that was placed here before me,” Plott said.
Speaking of that previous tradition under coach Mcdonald, Coach Plott has some big shoes to fill. Plott has the resume with nine years of head coaching experience with a record of 86-27, 76% winning percentage including one state championship during his time at Pickens county in 2013.
Coach Plott says the goal is to be balanced on both sides of the ball this upcoming year and hopefully it leads to another state championship.
“Every coach hopes to win a state championship. We will be simple on offense we will have a few plays but we’re gonna operate from a lot of different formations and be simple so we can be fast and physical,” Plott said. “And same on defense, we’ll be in a three-man or four-man front but again we’re gonna be simple so we can be fast and physical.”
Plott brought up many times during the press conference about how he wants to make his guys excellent men on and off the field. For one player, that’s what stuck out most to him.
“I really like how he was gonna hold us accountable in the classroom and do whatever it takes we perform to the best of our ability,” Offensive lineman Riley Jordan said.
Former Carroll coach Roger McDonald resigned earlier in 2020. McDonald brought the Carroll program to prominence and a state runner-up in Class 5A during his tenure.