MENTORING & ADVICE

Texas coach communicating with players through Schoology since ice storm

Staff Report

Hearne High (Texas) coach Ricky Sargent may earn the award for perseverance this spring after continuing to lead his football team during a prolonged school closure.

A water pipe burst at Hearne High on Feb. 15 due to freezing weather, and Sargent has been teaching and coaching remotely ever since.

“I find it difficult, Sargent said. “We have had to communicate via Schoology.”

Sargent shared some goals for this spring with FNF Coaches.

What is the No. 1 goal for your team this spring?

The No. 1 goal for our team this spring is to get stronger and faster as a group. I find this difficult as our school has been closed due to damage from the ice storm.

What coaching apps do you use most often?

SportsYou.

If you could snap your fingers and be gifted one new product for your football program, what would it be?

New Weight Room!

What is one change you’ve made to your strength and conditioning program in the last year?

Detailed lifts with commands.

If you could have a cup of coffee with one football coach (living or deceased) who would it be?

Matt Rhule.

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