JV boys’ soccer looks to new coach to lead the way

Soccer season has begun and the junior varsity boy’s team hopes to improve on its 8-2-2 record from last season.

“I am looking forward to being part of the soccer developmental process for the entire team and watching them improve over the course of the season,” new coach Derick Jenkins said.

Jenkins’ son, Dawson, a junior, said he’s ecstatic about having the opportunity to have his father coach him. 

“My dad has been my coach before when I was younger and has always been a great role model for me with his positive but competitive mindset,” Dawson said. “Me and my dad love soccer and travel to watch and play, so having him as the new coach is exciting.”

A new season with a new coach is a fresh start for the boys to show their skill and commitment.

“I’m looking for soccer players who are technical, coachable and knowledgeable about the game,” Jenkins said. “Just as important, I’m looking for young men who have a positive attitude, possess leadership skills, are team players and have a desire to improve.”

Past years the Junior Varsity team has done an excellent job on the field, Coach Jenkins hopes to continue that reputation.

By Rylie Marlow-Price