What's your coaching philosophy?
I would like to develop young athletes to believe in themselves in a way that will carry over to the rest of their lives. I also want to instill in them the kind of discipline that will help them through difficult times.
What aspects of coaching do you enjoy the most?
Watching young people find the better part of themselves through competition and teamwork.
What are your plans for the football team?
I would like to build a tradition of respect for our program and the Shelton community.
When will the team start practicing and preparing?
We will start spring training on May 1. This will last for two weeks and conclude with a scrimmage, depending on the number of players and the amount of knowledge we have absorbed with our new systems.
How can the community support you and the team?
Be supportive, positive, show up and be loud.
What do you like about working at Shelton?
I love the kids, the amazing staff and the facilities.
What is one of your favorite memories about working at Shelton?
Athletically speaking, it is seeing our kids’ faces celebrating when we win and earn respect! Also, moving into the new building was invigorating!
What teacher had the most impact on you and why?
My mother. She taught, by choice, for many years in the poorest school district in Texas. She could have taught anywhere but chose to give back to those who needed it the most. She was an innovator in the world of reading for learning-different students. I was the recipient of much of that innovation.