Coach Alonzo Coley (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Former Kecoughtan head coach Alonzo Coley returns back to the PD this time with Phoebus
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757
Just a day before Christmas, Kecoughtan head coach Alonzo Coley felt it was time to take a sabbatical from the game of football. He stepped away on December 24 and this paved the way for the Warriors to bring in first-year head coach Jeff Super.
Coley spent the last seven years trying to turn Kecoughtan back into the powerhouse that made things difficult for most of the Peninsula District back in the late 80s and throughout the 90s. The former Warriors’ coach finished his coaching career at Kecoughtan with a record of 37-42. His best season came in 2014 with Kaleb Tucker, Tyler Crist, Jacione Fugate, Keith Grandy, and Desmond Savage leading the way. Kecoughtan finished the year with a 9-3 record losing in the second round of the postseason to Chris Scott and Ocean Lakes. All-in-all, the Warriors would sniff postseason contention three of the seven years Coley occupied the sidelines.
However, the itch to return back to the football field was greater than anyone could’ve imagined which led to Coley and Phoebus head coach Jeremy Blunt linking up and discussing options for the upcoming 2020 football season.
“Coach Blunt and I are really close,” Coley told recruit757. I just really wanted to go back and try to help the program out and see if we can get this thing back to being at a championship level. They’ve done a really good job and I felt like I could add to that and make it a little better.”
For Coley, it was all about latching on to an opportunity that presented the right fit moving forward. He’ll join a program in Phoebus that has outscored 83 of its last 100 opponents with Jeremy Blunt as its head coach. Coley will step in and both sides of the ball mainly tending to the offensive and defensive lines.
Also returning to help ground whoever will be taking over for starting quarterback Chris Daniels will be Carson Cutler. The quarterback guru has been coaching since 1999 and helped create Quarterback Architects alongside Coach Tony Freeman. This an organization that helps progress quarterbacks by focusing on particular passing, aptitude, and conditioning drills to suit their needs. As of right now, Coach Freeman holds the reigns of Quarterback Architects.
– Brandon Mitchell