South Pittsburg High School

SP.CoachGriderCoach’s Corner
Coach Vic Grider

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

A: We’ve got good experience, with 15 seniors.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Developing our depth and avoiding injuries to our key players.

Q: Who will be your key leaders on the team?

A: Joseph Lilly (Sr., RB/DB), Hogan Holland (Sr., QB/DB), Drew Daniels (Sr., OL/DE), Mitch Butner (Sr., OL/DT), and Kyree Pryor (Sr., RB/DB).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for Screen Shot 2016-08-25 at 9.06.31 AMoptimism?

A: We’re an experienced team and had a very good offseason in the weight room.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Just making sure we’re prepared.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: We got a taste of success last year, and now we want more.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: Learning to play complete games against quality competition.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: No.

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

A: As a team, our speed is definitely above average, but we can always be faster.

Coach’s View

As always, our schedule is very demanding, but we look forward to anything that can strengthen us as a team. The schedule is especially challenging in our nonregion games against the likes of Marion County, Sequatchie County, and Boyd-Buchanan.


Photos by Neil Bennett


Lajuan Ford and Tyray Cothron

Lajuan Ford and Tyray Cothron

Sawyer Kelley

Sawyer Kelley

Joseph Lilly

Joseph Lilly

Hogan Holland

Hogan Holland

Jess Morrison

Jess Morrison

Drew Daniels and Jay Riley Mayfield

Drew Daniels and Jay Riley Mayfield

Austin Abbot

Austin Abbot


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