Glen Allen DE Solomon Dozier (Photo: Lance Hinton/recruit804)
After three seasons, Sal Camp decides to take a hiatus
by Andy Hilton, recruit804
For three seasons, Salvatore Camp roamed the sidelines at Glen Allen and made the Jaguars a better team.
Before Camp’s hiring, Glen Allen was 1-9 and hadn’t had a winning season since the school opened in 2010. They first hit the gridiron in 2011.
Coach Camp came to Glen Allen after serving as an Assistant Coach at L.C. Bird under then head coach David Bedwell.
In his tenure, the Jaguars had a win-loss record of 13-18 with the 2018 season being the high water mark. Glen Allen made the postseason for the first time ever, finishing with a record of 8-3 after an opening round playoff loss to Highland Springs.
“I was happy to go out on my own terms,” said Camp on Wednesday afternoon.
He turned in his notice on Wednesday morning, resigning from his post as head football coach. He will remain in the school building as a member of the school’s Exceptional Education staff.
“I have really enjoyed working with the kids and I will continue working with our 2020 class until we can get college commitments for them,” he said. “It was just time for me to step down and be a better husband. Coaching takes a lot of time and effort. I’ll coach again. I just need to take this year off.”
In addition to the team going 8-2 in the regular season, Camp had developed several players who will return for the 2019 season.
Solomon Dozier (2020 DE 6-1 181) was a Second Team All-Region 5B defensive end in his junior season, and he was a solid performer at the recruit757/Sparta Science Showcase at Redskins Park back in March.
Dozier made a junior day visit to Howard this spring and has since decided to commit to the Bison. Coach Camp shared the news of Dozier’s commitment.
“He really loved the visit. Coach Prince is impressive. They kept it small, only taking 17 kids and they split them up into four groups so everyone got a lot of personal time,” Camp stated. “Howard offers a great education and Solomon is going to love it there.”
In addition to Dozier, Glen Allen will benefit from the return of Quenton Pines (2020 WR 6-2 190), Tyler Johnson (2020 DE 6-5 216) and First Team All-Region 5B running back and Second Team All-Region 5B linebacker Devin Flowers (2020 RB/LB 6-0 225). Flowers was the back bone of the Jaguar offense in 2018. Quarterback Donovan Riddick graduates next month, but if the incoming head coach can find someone to hand the ball off to Flowers and if the Jaguars can keep opposing defenses honest, the pieces are in place for another winning season at Glen Allen.
– Andy Hilton