Michael Wyche

Michael Wyche turns the page to a new career serving others (VIDEO)

Michael Wyche (Photo: Antowyne Shaw/recruit757) Former Oscar Smith star Michael Wyche talks about his growth from high school on, and his decision to serve others by Andy Hilton, recruit757 I had a great sit down with Michael Wyche earlier this month. The conversation comes very easily. Mike is back in the 757 after a college…

Lew Johnston - Coaches Corner - Adjust

Coaches Corner: Get buy in on Spring Football

Coach Lew Johnston (Photo: Sarah Murphy/recruit757) Taken from Lew Johnston’s blog “Coaching the little things” by Lew Johnston, a special contribution to recruit757 I’m wondering how many other states have already declared to do what Virginia is going to do??? Football in high schools in Virginia will not be played until March and April. In fact,…

Highland Springs - Loren Johnson

Coaches Corner: Communicate Effectively

Coach Loren Johnson gathers the athletes at Highland Springs (Photo: Brandon Mitchell/recruit804) Lew Johnston talks about the role of a coach in the lives of his athletes Taken from Lew Johnston’s blog “Coaching the little things” by Lew Johnston, a special contribution to recruit757 I don’t recall who sent it to me but I was watching…

VHSL - Fall Sports

Will they play ball? That’s a hard question to answer.

The VHSL’s delay and the Governor’s backpedal on a school decision means uncertainty by Andy Hilton, recruit757 I’m going to share a few opinions here. I have no more information than what’s already been released by the VHSL and the Governor’s office. The VHSL Executive Committee decided to wait on making an announcement about Fall…

Coaches Corner - VHSL

VHSL postpones their decision on fall sports

Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757 The hope of confirming the return of high school sports is dashed, for now by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Today was supposed to be the day when the VHSL would make a decision on reinstating high school sports. An affirmative vote would have most likely set a schedule for practices and would have…

Coach - Coaching - Coaches Corner

Virginia’s Phase Three announced for July 1

Phase three brings practice and camps into reality for Virginia athletes by Andy Hilton, recruit757 On Monday, VHSL Executive Director Billy Haun stated that they were waiting for Phase Three to be announced by Governor Ralph Northam. “It’s important to note that if nothing changes between today and Thursday, definitive answers on fall sports will…

Lew Johnston - Coaches Corner - Adjust

Coaches Corner: What are your values?

Coach Lew Johnston (Photo: Sarah Murphy/recruit757) Lew Johnston wants you to explore your values as a coach Taken from Lew Johnston’s blog “Coaching the little things” by Lew Johnston, a special contribution to recruit757 I love it when I, as I call it, “pan for a gold nugget” and come up with a “boulder!” It’s…

Manchester - Tom Hall

Virginia HS Football Coaches join forces in CFBCA

Manchester Head Coach Tom Hall (Photo: Sheridan King/recruit804) The newly formed CFBCA will give Virginia HS Football coaches a united voice by Andy Hilton, recruit757 COVID-19 has sparked a lot of concern, but it’s also sparking innovation. According to several of the coaches involved, the formation of a new football coaches association for Virginia is…

Coach Lew Johnston - Mental Game

Coaches Corner: One thing that should disturb you

Coach Lew Johnston (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757) Lew Johnston wants to see GOOD preparation Taken from Lew Johnston’s blog “Coaching the little things”. by Lew Johnston, a special contribution to recruit757 Two topics have come up in conversation in the last few days. I will take up one of them today. I’ll see if I want…

Lew Johnston - Coaches Corner

Coaches Corner: Don’t drink the Kool-Aid

Coach Lew Johnston (Photo: Sarah Murphy/recruit757) Lew Johnston issues a warning Taken from Lew Johnston’s blog “Coaching the little things”. by Lew Johnston, a special contribution to recruit757 Some of you recall the origin of this axiom. In 1976, Jim Jones of the Peoples Temple religious group convinced his followers that it would be best…