Gordon Lee High School

GL.CoachEllisCoach’s Corner
Coach Greg Ellis

Q: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: We’ll be returning a lot of experienced players on both sides of the ball.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Staying healthy throughout the year will be crucial to our success.

Q: Who will be your key leaders on the team? Screen Shot 2016-08-25 at 4.16.51 PM

A: Drew Cobb (Sr., RB), Carson Akins (Sr., C), Evan Fraley (Sr., DT), Makinnon Young (Sr., RB), Braden Jarvis (Jr., RB), Jared Spradlin (Jr., OG), Harrison Moore (Jr., LB), and Caleb Vines (Jr., LB).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: The work ethic and growth of our team during the offseason.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Like every coach, it’ll be worrying about injuries that keeps me up at night.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: We were in a lot of close games last year, which should help us focus on small things we can change for this season.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: You won’t see much change, because we’ll still be multifaceted on offense and defense.

Q: How would you characterize your team’s speed?

A: We have a few kids who run well.

Coach’s View

I’m excited to be able to coach this team again. The players have put in a lot of great effort in the weight room in the offseason, and they’re eager to experience some success this year. Plus, we return a lot of starters and will have big offensive and defensive lines.


Photos by Greg Collins


Makinnon Young

Makinnon Young

Jared Spradlin

Jared Spradlin

Drew Cobb

Drew Cobb

Caleb Vines

Caleb Vines

Braden Jarvis

Braden Jarvis

Carson Akins

Carson Akins

Harrison Moore

Harrison Moore


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