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Godwin welcomes new football coach

Before the upcoming football season, Godwin has hired a new head coach. The school hired Paul “PJ” Adams who previously coached at Thomas Jefferson High School and has ten years of coaching experience. Adams will also teach exceptional education for English 11 and 12 next school year.

While coaching at Thomas Jefferson High School, Adams led the team to the best season they’ve had in school history. In 2019 the team went to a Regional championship and had an 11-3 record. 

In high school Adams played football and threw shot put and discus at Hermitage. He attended Virginia State University, a division II school where he continued to play football as a linebacker. Adam’s father, who played at Virginia Tech from 1984 to 1988, influenced him the most to play football.

“I was influenced by not having a positive and successful high school playing experience and wanted to bring a positive winning experience to youth going through the same situation,” said Adams. 

 Adams hopes to improve the Godwin football team with “improved physical conditioning, a simplified approach so kids can play faster [and improve] player confidence,” said Adams. 

Timothy Makar, a junior on the team said, “I think we will have to make some changes and improvements to the team but I have trust in the coaches to see what fits us best.” 

When Adams was asked why he chose to accept the head coach position at Godwin he stated that Godwin has “great facilities and a historic culture of winning.”

Adams approaches the season determined to improve the team record and is excited to work with his new team. 

“I would like to take every game week by week to reach the playoffs. I would also like to place as many student athletes at the collegiate level as possible,” said Adams.

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