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August 10, 2013

Greenville Lions will start 2013 practice on Monday

GREENVILLE —   Greenville football coach Marvin Sedberry is expecting about 90 players for the Lions’ first workout of the 2013 season on Monday.

  “The first day we’re hoping to be around 90,” said Sedberry, who is in his third stint as head coach of the Lions.

  The Lions will practice from 7:30 to 11 a.m.

  “That will include weightlifting as well as actual practice time,” he said. “We’ll follow that schedule Monday through Saturday.”

  The Lions are starting a week later than most of the local teams because they went through spring training. The University Interscholastic League gives Class 5A and 4A teams the option of holding 18 spring workouts but they give up one week of practice in the fall.

  Thus, the early goal for the Lions as they open fall workouts will be different than it was a year ago, when they did not have spring training.

  “Our biggest thing is just getting them in shape,” said Sedberry. “I really think we’re ahead of where we were a year ago as far as offense and defense.”

  He said the Lions need get in the conditioning, “especially the ones who didn’t work out much in the summer.”

  “We had a pretty good turnout with our freshmen,” he said. “The ninth, 11th and 12 grades, those kids have been very active.

  “The summer camp we’ve had a good group. I was most disappointed in the 10th grade but I understand sometimes transportation is an issue. A lot of those kids don’t drive.”

Sedberry said the Lions will carry about 50 players on the varsity. Their only preseason scrimmage is at home on Aug. 22 against Quinlan Ford.

  The varsity football coaching staff returns pretty much intact from last year though assistant coach Danny Black is now at Princeton, which is the Lions’ first opponent of the 2013 season. Black, a former all-state football player for the Lions, also helped coach basketball and golf.

  The GHS coaching staff has some other changes. Alex Contreras, former Texas A&M University-Commerce football standout, is the new head track and field coach. Brandon Couts left to coach in Fort Worth, according to Sedberry. Couts was a 15-time Big 12 champion sprinter at Baylor and a former Lion standout in football and track and field. Contreras assisted with coaching track and football last season.

  Caree McKethan, who directed the Greenville Lady Lions to a district soccer title in her one season here, has left to coach at North Garland. McKethan also assisted in volleyball. Sedberry said he’s looking for a new girls head soccer coach. McKethan was named coach of the year in District 19-4A after leading the Lady Lions to a 7-1 district record.

  McKethan’s husband, Brian, remains on the Lions’ football staff. He also helped coach girls soccer last season.


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