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Coaching Philosophy

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Coaching Philosophy/Letter of Interest

My name is Terry Gilbreath and my goal is to become a head coach football coach on the varsity level.   I currently have no head coaching experience on the varsity level, but have five years of varsity assistant experience and head coaching experience on the junior high level. While at Anniston High School I coached quarterbacks and running backs on the varsity level and served as head coach for the junior high. I am now currently at Douglas coaching linebackers for the varsity and have served as the defensive coordinator on the junior high level. Obviously I do not have the experience you are probably looking for but have coached under some great coaches and have learned a lot about not only schemes, fundamentals, and techniques, but how to communicate and motivate as well. One of these coaches is Mike Justice, a Mississippi hall of fame coach who has won 5 state titles and now currently coaches at Gulfport, Mississippi. I know I will make someone a great coach if given the opportunity and would like to make my start with you at South Lamar.
While at Anniston I served as the head varsity baseball coach. I took over a program that had not had a team prior to the years I took the job. I was proud of the growth of our players and the successes we had. At Douglas I have served as an assistant varsity baseball coach and head junior high coach. I love to not only coach the sport of baseball, but enjoyed playing it as well. I feel to be good at baseball you have to be fundamentally sound and that comes through reputations. During practice I try avoid as little down time as possible and try to have players constantly working their skills.
First and foremost I want our players to be Student Athletes, meaning that they graduate and prepare themselves to become effective people. I love the word student athlete due to the fact that the word student comes first. I truly believe that football can teach so much about life and team...


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