Darien McClurg has won many games as a coach in 23 seasons, but he always got more games than he won from failure.
For example: In a match seven or eight years ago, his E.C. Glass women’s football team suffered a terrible defeat to Jefferson Woods in the Seminole Championship.
It marks the end of the season, and the reality of the reality that the girls lock their arms together is slowly going on. They clung tightly together and sobbed.
“For me, this is the epitome of the coach,” McClurg said. “This is not to say that they lost the game, nor did they realise that they would not win the state championship. It was a group of old people who knew they wouldn’t play together again and they did not want this moment to end.”
This is the reason why Ms. McGonagall teaches them, so that they can watch the lessons learned by high school students and they can learn with them in life.
He was the only female football coach E.C. Glass ever knew. He joined in 1996 when the school sent the first women’s team after the coach Chip Berry was the boy’s assistant.
McClurg vacated his post at the end of the season and completed a football chapter on Glass, including a significant evolution from non-existence to infancy, and finally a consistent play.
“I still love coaches,” McClurg said. “I just thought it was time to put some new energy into this project.”
Miguel Gögel is one of the few coaches in the Lynchburg area who have mastered the pulse of football when the sport is still unpopular.
He led Hilltoppers, coached numerous travel teams with Central Virginia, and served as a football ambassador, encouraging young players to persist and helping the high school education programs of Linkhorne Middle and Dunbar Middle School to innovate.
“I’m proud of what he’s doing,” said Glass’s former sports director who had coached Berry from McClurg in high school. “It would be difficult to put on shoes in E.C. Glass.”
Berry recalls that Megger is a competitive high school player.
“He’s an excellent defender,” said Berry. “And he still has a long shot. But we’ll put him around the goal. He’s the first player to play any game. He’s free A lot of balls were scored on the ball. ”
Glass graduates began coaching with a club team while attending Wake Forest University. After graduating from James Madison, he helped Berry to serve as an assistant for several years, until Berry and former advertising Frank Murray decided to try to start the women’s football project.
They handed the reins to Fort McCartney, who received a temporary teaching license.
Before turning to social studies, McClurg continued teaching Glass psychology. He is still a course.
His Hilltoppers are running on the ground. They have experienced some hard hits, but have won a strong victory in the now-defunct western region.
“I don’t know if we’ve ever lost in 23 years,” McClurg said.
In the first year, Glass had a motto: “All we do is history.”
This includes the beginning of the plan, the inauguration goal, the first victory, and the initial loss.
Coaches have tracked personal honors, such as the percentage of winning or losing. Along the line, he stopped following the statistics. He began to realize that the coach is more to teach the girl’s life skills.
“This is a type of exercise that empowers women,” said McClurg. “As a coach, you haven’t timed out. You can’t micro-manage the game. You have to spend your time in practice and have enough confidence in yourself and their skills.”
So one night after he failed, he saw a group of girls who had grown up before him. They knew they were strong enough to deal with disappointment.
“My favorite coach,” he said, “When you see girls from newborn to senior, and the types of people they become.”
Over the years, all kinds of players have come to participate in this project: Our recruiters, new athletes who participate in sports, students from stable environments, and students who do not have many directions at home.
Macgle’s team welcomes them.
“We have had children who have had difficulties in high school and the football team has always been a safe place,” adds McClurg.
In the first season, Grasse boasted an outstanding player in Ellen Sanders. He played at the University of Alabama. In McClurg’s final season, another Glass graduate Amanda Wigboldy will join the DI team and will compete in William&Mary.
Of course, glass has become a heavyweight in the Seminole region and is one of the better shows in the state. After McClurg told his girl that he had left this spring, a veteran Clayton Royer introduced him to a scrapbook.
It contains photos and notes of former players of McClurg. Comments have nothing to do with winning.
“It’s all about their learning memories and lessons