Retirement celebration to be held Saturday

first_img “We will toast and roast Coach Grant and also have an open mike for anyone who has a Wayne Grant story they would like to share,” said Gentry Hassett, an organizer of the event, which is sponsored by the Brundidge Business Association, the City of Brundidge and faithful fans of Wayne Grant.“Wayne did a lot for our community,” said Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage. “He put Brundidge on the map. Everywhere I go people say, ‘Pike County High School is where they win all those state championships.’”During his tenure at PCHS, Grant had 10 seasons with 10 or more wins, his teams made 17 post season appearances, won 10 region championships, 11 quarter-final games, five semi-final games and five state championships. He had an overall coaching record of 218-93 and was name Coach of the Year nine times. You Might Like FBC to host conference ANNA GREEN First Baptist Church will host a conference on grace titled “Deeper Encounter ’09,” this Friday, Saturday and Sunday…. read more Wright said his first impression of Grant was that he ambitious and aggressive and he also had been an excellent student in college and had a coaching background.“I thought that he would be a good teacher,” Wright said.“The night after his interview I was talking with my dad. I told him that I had interview a young man that I thought I was going to hire. He asked me if that was ‘Paul’ Grant and I told him that it was.“Wayne had worked for my dad in buildings and grounds at Troy State. He said Wayne was one of the hardest working people he had ever seen in his life. He said, ‘Hire him.’Wayne came on the recommendation of my dad. I, also, found him to be one of the hardest working people I have ever known. He is an excellent teacher and coach. He was one of those really good people who came along during my time as principal.”The open mike at Grant’s retirement celebration will be an opportunity for others to share their stories about the “Pride of Pike” coach. Everyone is invited to the program. Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The city of Brundidge will roll out the red carpet Saturday night in celebration of the retirement of Wayne Grant and in appreciation for his longtime dedication to education and athletics at Pike County High School.The retirement celebration will be at 6:30 p.m. at Brundidge Station and the public is invited.There is no charge but everyone is invited to bring their favorite “Wayne Grant” story. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Retirement celebration to be held Saturday By Jaine Treadwell Published 11:02 pm Thursday, February 5, 2009 Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson But it was not just Grant’s ability to win on the football field that distinguished him.“Wayne is an excellent teacher on and off the field,” Ramage said. “I don’t know of a better science teacher anywhere. His students have been successful in many different careers. Wayne set the bar extremely high in the classroom and on the football field and he expected his students to reach it. He was an excellent role model. His time at PCHS was an exciting time. The success on the football field spilled over into all the school and the self-esteem of our students heightened and so did pride in their school.”Dr. Johnny Wright, former PCHS principal, hired Grant to teach and coach at Pike County High School in the early 1980s and he did so with great expectations.“I’m not surprised by Coach Grant’s success on the football field or his ability to motivate students to achieve at a high level,” Wright said. “I expected that he would do that.” Print Article Latest Storieslast_img read more

Bazuaye is New Chief Coach of Bendel Insurance FC

first_imgHe also has another bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Brazil. That was the only medal Nigeria won in that Competition.He assisted Coach John Obuh to win silver medal when Nigeria hosted the Under-17 World Cup Tournament tagged Nigeria 2009.His last appointment was Chief Coach of Bayelsa United where he led the Division One Club side to win the Federation Cup in 2007. Odigie was also named the Best Coach of Year 2007.Bazuaye, the new Chief Coach of the Club is an Ex-junior international who played for the Flying Eagles. His last coaching assignment was with the Kastina United.Mr. Greg Ikhenoba is contracted to assist Bazuaye. The assistant coach also played for the Flying Eagles.The contracts which are for the 2018 football season are to take effect from January 2nd 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ahead of the 2018 football season, the Edo State Government has contracted Mr. Monday Odigie as the Team Manager of the rebranded Bendel Insurance Football Club.Also, a former player of the club, Baldwin Bazuaye was appointed as head of the technical crew of the Division Two team. He is to be assisted by Greg Ikhenoba as Assistant Coach.The new team manager, Odigie, assisted Samson Siasia at the 2005 Under-20 FIFA World Cup in Holland.Aside this, the new handler of Bendel Insurance has assisted Siasia and Obuh to win laurels in international football competitions.Odigie’s other laurels include winning a silver medal as Siasia’s assistant again at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008.last_img read more

West proves reliable deep-ball threat for Syracuse passing game in loss to Notre Dame

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It wasn’t quite the connection Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson had with wide receiver Will Fuller, but Terrel Hunt and Jarrod West were on the same page, too.Trailing for all but about 15 minutes of the game against Notre Dame, Syracuse had to drop the running game and attack the Fighting Irish through the air. If there were any positives from Hunt’s outing against Maryland on Sept. 20, it was the rapport he’s continuing to develop with West. The same could be said of SU’s 31-15 loss to No. 8 Notre Dame at MetLife Stadium on Saturday night.West became the 11th receiver in program history with 100 career receptions and eclipsed 100 receiving yards in a game for the second time in his career.He finished with a career-high eight catches for 103 yards — no other Syracuse receiver logged more than 58 — after having just three receptions for 9 yards at halftime.“I’m not a selfish player, so it’s not frustrating,” West said of not getting involved until late in the game. “I just try to go out and whatever comes my way, I try to make my plays.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn SU’s first play of the second half, Hunt found West for a gain of 33. That moved the Orange into UND territory before Hunt threw a drive-killing interception four plays later.Late in the third quarter, Hunt dropped in a well-placed pass for West, who brought it in for a gain of 28 and again moved Syracuse past midfield. The senior wideout added a 19-yard reception in the fourth quarter to convert a third down and set SU up in the red zone.“They did a great job of slowing down the run and making us pass,” West said.Against the Terrapins on Sept. 20, West recorded 74 receiving yards, the bulk of which came on a 51-yard reception down the left sideline.As Syracuse looks to rebound from an off performance in the running game, the offense can only benefit from Hunt and West stretching out defenses and taking what it’s given.“Jarrod’s becoming a big-play threat down the field and it’s very encouraging to see,” left tackle Sean Hickey said. “It’s good to have a vertical passing game working like that. It helps out the running game a lot.” Comments Published on September 30, 2014 at 12:15 am Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more