New S-C Football Coach Meets Sedalia Community
New Smith-Cotton High School football head coach Josh Gray met Tigers players, families and community members Friday, Feb. 11, in the S-C Commons area.
Gray told the crowd he is “excited to get things rolling.”
He stressed that football is about more than drawing up plays, it is based in relationships. He reiterated his "BETTER" philosophy – Brotherhood, Effort, Tough, Together, Excellence and Respect – and his belief that football provides players with a multitude of life lessons that extend beyond the field.
“The community is a big piece of the program,” he said. ‘Communication between the community and the parents and the staff and the program is so huge. Where there is not communication what tends to happen? Separation. We are trying to build something together so we are all better together and … to take this program to new heights.”
Gray, who still works in the Kearney school district, this week spent some time in Sedalia talking with S-C students and staff members during lunch periods and visiting with students at the junior high.
After his remarks, Gray chatted individually with many players, their families and supporters from the community.
Coach Gray introduced himself to S-C football players Jan. 28.
In the photos: PIC1: New Smith-Cotton High School football head coach Josh Gray addresses players, families and community members during a meet-and-greet event Friday evening in the S-C Commons.
PIC5: Tigers football head coach Josh Gray chats with freshmen David Fulk, center, and Cole Wendt, right, during Friday’s meet-and-greet event in the S-C Commons.