Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Building Continues at Glynn New Coach Using Pride as Motivator

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Building Continues at Glynn New Coach Using Pride as Motivator

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Under new head coach Perry Tulley, Glynn Academy is hoping to

put the disappointments of the past two football seasons behind

it.

In 1995, Glynn Academy had to settle for a second consecutive

1-9 finish, after which firstyear coach Steve Shankweiler opted

to leave for Griffin. Now it's Tulley's turn to attempt to

rebuild the Red Terrors' fortunes. He was the team's defensive

coordinator last season.

"The key phrase for us is there's a lot to be proud of here in

terms of our program, facilities and athletes," Tulley said.

"And you can go from worst to first in one year like the

[Atlanta] Braves did because in high school, you're operating

from class to class and what you're looking for is a good

mixture of seniors and juniors. It's always a two-class

proposition, and this is where we're at. We have a lot of

returning people who got a chance to play in our 1-9 season last

year.

"You might say that if we win two games this year, we'll show

100-percent improvement. But we're not looking at it like that.

We're looking at it as getting the best our of our kids and if

we can do that, we'll be able to win a lot of games."

The Red Terrors do have experience this season, returning nine

defensive starters and six offensive starters. Every position on

defense will be manned by players who either started last season

or had considerable playing time.

Senior quarterback Mike Murphy returns. He passed for 975 yards

and six touchdowns last season and is expected to be one of the

top quarterbacks in Region 3-AAAA (A) this season. …

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