No coach, no problem

Published 10:10 pm Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Charles Henderson concentrating on football as summer workouts roll on

The scheduled meetings between Charles Henderson brass and five potential coaches couldn’t have been further from the mind of the Trojan football players Wednesday morning.

While Troy City Schools Superintendent Dr. Lee Hicks, Charles Henderson principal Dr. Boyd English and a host of others CHHS administrators conducted interviews in search of the next head coach, the players and assistant coaches did what they have been doing every day since January: working to get better.

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“These kids know how our system and our way of doing things works,” said Rodney Jordan, Charles Henderson’s interim head coach. “It’s like driving a car. We don’t care whose hands are on the steering wheel, we are still going to mash the gas pedal.”

Under the watchful eye of strength coach Adam Helms, all Trojan athletes completed their weight room work, and the football team went out to run drills.

Jordan, who served as Charles Henderson’s offensive coordinator during last season’s run to the 4A title game, wants to have the Trojans ready to compete in a pair of 7-on-7 tournaments over the summer months.

The Trojans will take part in a 7on-7 tournament at Dale County High School in Midland City on June 25 and the Southeastern 7-on-7 Championship in mid-July in Dalton, Georgia.

We want to get a base defense coverage put in to be ready for our first 7-on-7 right before the fourth of July. We want to carry everything over to our second 7-on-7 before August. That is how the top teams do it and that is how we do it, because we are a top team.”

Jordan said the team is concentrated on things it can control, and not focusing on the goings on outside of the practice facility.

“Our administration is very capable of finding a coach,” Jordan said. “They don’t need our help. Our job is to work to get better everyday and be ready to keep rolling when the new coach arrives. This is a playoff football team, and we have to keep building on the talent we have here at Charles Henderson.”