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High School Scoop - Thursday January 14, 2021

Thursday January 14, 2021

X&O Labs 1:14:21

Trinity (KY): Defensive coordinator Jay Cobb has been promoted to head coach.

Vestavia Hills (AL): Sean Calhoun has been tabbed to lead the program. He takes over for legendary head coach Buddy Anderson, who had led the program since 1978.

Tuscaloosa Academy (AL): Josh Wright is leaving Bessemer Academy (AL) to become the head coach at Tuscaloosa Academy. Wright has spent the past 13 seasons at Bessemer, going 131-37

Franklin Regional (Murrysville, PA): Head Football Coach Greg Botta has retired after 27 seasons. Botta finished with 177 career victories, 7 conference titles, 21 playoff appearances and a WPIAL and PIAA championship.

Research Discovers the 6 Behaviors Your Program Must Implement:X&O Labs spent the last year researching the culture of over 40 football programs—such as North Carolina, Navy, Iowa, LSU, Arizona State among others. It is through this research they have identified the six behaviors needed for player-driven culture. Player-driven culture is widely considered the healthiest form of culture. The head coach is responsible for creating the standards, but the players make the decision to own and protect those standards. “It will be the programs that have learned to be completely player-driven that will thrive,” said Mike Kuchar, X&O Labs’ Senior Researcher. “Because they are the ones that can quickly adjust, pivot and manage themselves with little influence from anyone else.” X&O Labs has published this entire study in a 246-page book, The Player Driven Culture System: A Study of the Six Behaviors That Create and Sustain Player-Ownership of Football Programs. To learn more about this study and how to get a copy of the book, go here for study details. 

Niles (MI): Niles HS is looking for a head varsity football coach. We are looking for a coach with experience to improve the culture and build the Niles Football program from youth leagues through high school. Niles will enter the Wolverine Conference and would prefer an individual with head coach experience. Apply online here. Any questions can be emailed to Athletic Director Jeff Upton at

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St. Charles Catholic (LA): Head coach Frank Monica is retiring after collecting 284 career wins. He leaves the school with 12 semifinal appearances, appearing in 6 title games, and winning one state title.

Palatka (FL): Patrick Turner has accepted the head coaching job.

Floydada (TX): JR Compton has been named head coach. He previously served as the head coach at Lubbock Coronado HS (TX).

White Knoll (SC): Dutch Fork HS (SC) defensive coordinator Nick Pelham has taken the head coaching job.