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Bladensburg has hired former Washington Redskins cornerback Byron Westbrook as its football coach, moving on from Lester Overton after a three-year stint, the school announced Friday.

Westbrook, a 32-year-old Fort Washington native, played football at DeMatha and Salisbury University before signing with Washington as an undrafted free agent. He played three seasons for the Redskins, from 2009 to 2011.

Westbrook has worked with athletes in the D.C. area since retiring from the NFL but this will be his first high school coaching job.

“I know everyone’s worrying about the record, and winning games. [I’m focused on] just impacting these kids. Helping these guys become great men,” Westbrook said. “Success is creating a winning culture both on and off the field . . . that will breed wins.”

Overton, an Oxon Hill graduate and longtime Prince George’s assistant, took over the Mustangs in 2014 and compiled a 9-21 record. Bladensburg finished 3-7 in 2016 and had about 81 athletes participating in its varsity and junior varsity program, increasing from 54 total participants in 2014, according to Overton.

The school’s athletic department experienced significant turnover with three athletic directors during Overton’s coaching stint. Mike Silverman, hired this school year as Bladensburg’s athletic director, was teammates with Westbrook at Salisbury.

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It didn’t take long after the recruiting dead period ended Wednesday for new head coach Tyson Summers and his staff to receive some fresh commitments.

What had been a quiet week on the recruiting scene exploded when the Eagles nabbed one of the biggest talents in their 2016 class to date.

Colquitt County athlete Ty Lee, remedy a consensus three-star prospect from Moultrie, announced his commitment Thursday to Georgia Southern on Twitter.

That now marks seven players ranked three stars by at least one of the major recruiting services who have committed to the Eagles.

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It will be difficult to leave Prosper, football coach Chris Ross said today. But accepting the position at Boise State was still an easy decision.

“Boise State is a national brand,” Ross said. “There are very few places that can say that.”

Ross was the Leander ISD athletic director for three years before taking over as Prosper football coach and athletic director early in 2015. But before Ross became Leander’s AD, he was Cedar Park’s football coach and had a 57-25 record in seven seasons.

Ross will be the director of football program development at Boise State.

“Teaching, connecting and recruiting,” he said. “I get to be into everything.”

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CHESTER, tadalafil N.J.– After defeating rival West Morris Mendham, vialis 40mg Kevin Hennelly of West Morris Central High School earned the N.Y. Jets High School Coach of the Week award.

Coach Hennelly will be presented with a certificate and award ball and is invited to watch Gang Green take on the Buffalo Bills on Jan. 1 at MetLife Stadium, the organization said in a news release.

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One program’s trash is apparently another program’s treasure.

Just days after being let go at the University of Georgia, Mark Richt has reportedly been tabbed as the 24th Head Coach in the history of the University of Miami’s football program

Georgia was 145-51 (9-5 in bowls)  in Richt’s 15 seasons at the school.

The UM alum and one time back-up QB to Jim Kelly will now be charged with returning his Alma Mater to glory after a 12 year slumber in Coral Gables, including 0 ACC Conference Titles.

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At age 55 and going into his 15th season as a head football coach, physician Leach firmly believes one reason he had success at Texas Tech and is now seeing success at WSU is that he never dwells on yesterday’s successes and never stops moving forward.

Washington State football coach Mike Leach absolutely detests all questions about milestones and legacies.

He made this abundantly clear at Pac-12 Media Days in July when, ailment sparked by a reporter’s inquiry about which questions he dislikes most, Leach dived into an animated two-minute response – complete with wild hand gestures and highly entertaining facial contortions – about how inane it is to ask a sitting football coach to define the significance of beating any specific team.

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Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt is a man of faith, cheap a man of compassion and one heck of a football coach, taking the unranked Miami Hurricanes and turning them into a winning football team and helping them become one of the top 25 tams in the nation. But what sets Mark Richt apart from most coaches is his compassion towards the players and how he wants his players to not only grow to become great players but to become great men.

When Coach Richt heard that some of his players didn’t have Bibles and that some of the ones who did had older versions — which made it harder to read and understand — he sought out the help of the team chaplain Steve DeBardelaben in order to make sure that everyone on the team had a Bible.

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ATHENS – Barring a last-minute snag in negotiations, find Alabama’s Kirby Smart will become Georgia’s new football coach. An announcement could come as soon as Sunday or Monday.

Smart, 39, is the Crimson Tide’s defensive coordinator. He worked at Alabama for the last nine years, helping it win three national championships. The No. 2-ranked Crimson Tide will face Florida in the SEC Championship game on Saturday. It won’t be until after Smart fulfills his duties in that game that an announcement could be made, persons familiar with the negotiation told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Smart will bring in his own staff but is expected to retain some members of Georgia’s current staff, including running backs coach Thomas Brown and recruiting coordinator/wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon. What other coaches he brings is not immediately known but it will be of his choosing.

Smart became the highest paid defensive coordinator in the country this past June when he received a $150,000 a year raise to $1.5 million. He has three years left in a four-year deal.

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