The Howard School

HHS.CoachStarrCoach’s Corner
Coach John Starr

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

A: This year’s team is hardworking, energetic, and determined.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Mental toughness.

Q: Who will be your key leaders on the team? Screen Shot 2016-08-25 at 11.21.02 AM

A: We’ll need our entire defensive line to lead the team.

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: These players have strong work ethics, and that’ll go a long way.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Our opponents’ level of experience and quality of coaches.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: Team unity.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: We’ll bring a physical offensive running game. Defensively, we’ll focus on speed and fast play. On special teams, we plan to play wide open.

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

A: Our overall team speed is average, but we’re working hard to improve that.

Coach’s View

We have a great opportunity to be successful during the upcoming season. The athletes, parents, and community are all expecting a strong season, and that support will be vital. The team’s enthusiasm and work ethic also helps us get better each day.


Photos by Andy Mitchell


Jaques Yarbrough

Jaques Yarbrough

Vincent Bowling

Vincent Bowling

Udarius Strawter

Udarius Strawter

Kedarrius Phinazee

Kedarrius Phinazee

Anthony Cal

Anthony Cal

Umar Muhammad

Umar Muhammad

Tadarius Covington

Tadarius Covington


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