Today I came in at 9 am to work on updating a the high school coaching list for one of the coaches on the staff. He is stepping down to a lower roll on the team so I needed to update the contact list of high school coaches for the new coach that will be contacting these coaches for recruiting leads. I took me longer than I had anticipated but almost all of the contacts listed for the high schools had changed their head coach. In order for me to find this information out I had to search the school website to see if they had it listed or updated or I would have to search local newspaper articles in order to find the new information. Doing this is very time consuming because a lot of the high schools do not list their current head football coaches on their website. However, I was able to get everything completed and up to date so when the new coach starts he has good recruiting contacts available.
Today, my new project was to go through about 10 local conferences and make up a document that listed the 1st team all-conference players and 2nd team all-conference players. As many of these conferences grow they are updating their websites and often list this information on their website. However, if they do not have a website or do not list the information on their website it is my job to hunt down the information through old newspapers or postings online. Thankfully, about half of the conferences had up to date websites with the all conferences teams listed. The other half I had to track down in the newspapers and as luck would have it found one paper that hit on all the conferences I had left. However, just a quick copy and paste just doesn’t’ work because it becomes unreadable for the coach’s.
What I did was copy and paste into a word document but then went through and adjusted the font and spacing so that it would be a easier to read so that the coaches could pinpoint the players that they wanted to look at this upcoming season. I’m not sure when I will get back into the office, hopefully in a week or two but I have football camp starting up for my youth team as well. So now the busy time of the year is officially kicking off.
I have attached a copy of one of the conferences that I put together for the staff.
Today I was focusing on updating the rest of the state of Ohio football coaches. While I haven’t been getting to spend as much time in the office as I would like I came in today with the purpose of updating as much as possible. The reason being is that recruiting is getting ready to start heating up and we want to make sure that we are able to get in contact with the correct coach at any particular school. So today I spent around 2 and half hours working on updating any school listings that we did not have a current head coach for and updating those schools that had just recently made a change at head coach such as Lima Shawnee and Patrick Henry. Also, today has been very busy in the office because of an open coaching position that has come open. So there have been some interviews going on and a lot of people wanting to talk with the coach about the open position.
I made it through about a quarter of the high schools here in Ohio and will continue to work on this list outside of the office as well in order to just help out as much as I can. I will be back in tomorrow to work on a new project to help get recruiting started.