A Baltimore coach took over a program on a long losing streak with a plan to change the culture.

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Source: The Baltimore Sun

Jeff Fuller knew the Pikesville High School football program needed wholesale changes when he became the head coach last summer.

The Panthers had last won a game in 2014, fielded a team that was small in numbers, and Fuller thought the players needed to work much harder. Fuller lacked the time to make any major changes before the 2016 season, but they recently took the first big step.

That came when Pikesville ended a two-year, 21-game losing streak with a 13-12 victory over Loch Raven on Oct. 1. The Panthers had not won a game since defeating the same team (27-13) on Sept. 12, 2014, and Fuller now wants to score more victories.
“I wanted to change the culture of losing,” Fuller said. “I want to lay a foundation. I wanted to teach the guys about working hard.”

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