Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Falcon Mania

Garrett Amburgey BHC Prep Coach of the Year

Recommended Posts

A really nice article today by Nate Hubbard in the Bristol Hearld Courier about Abingdon's Head Coach Garrett Amburgey being the prep coach of the year.

https://www.heraldcourier.com/sports/prep-football-coach-of-the-year-garrett-amburgey-abingdon/article_c7710f36-25a8-11e9-bc6b-3fed4996099f.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Widespread_Panic said:

Seems like Graham's staff should have won the award considering they are wearing rings. 

To me, the coach of the year award should go to the coach who does things that aren't expected... Last year, Mullins took a last place predicted team in the M7 and finished 2nd with it.  This year, the article linked above explains itself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/1/2019 at 4:03 PM, swva_havok_fan said:

To me, the coach of the year award should go to the coach who does things that aren't expected... Last year, Mullins took a last place predicted team in the M7 and finished 2nd with it.  This year, the article linked above explains itself.

I agree that Amburgey did a good job considering the timing of when he got hired. My argument against him winning the award would be he finished first in a 2A district with a 3A school and then got blown out in a 2nd round regional matchup. Winning the Mountain District is great but I don't think many people had picked Graham to win a state title before the season began which is more impressive. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a natural geographic bias that affects all regional papers. I'm not saying that's the case here, but Graham is on the periphery of the BHC coverage area and nowhere near to its circulation area. We fans can be purists, but the media doesn't always have that luxury.  After all, newspapers are in the business of selling newspapers.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Liam McPoyle said:

There is a natural geographic bias that affects all regional papers. I'm not saying that's the case here, but Graham is on the periphery of the BHC coverage area and nowhere near to its circulation area. We fans can be purists, but the media doesn't always have that luxury.  After all, newspapers are in the business of selling newspapers.  

Someone gets it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×