On Monday, May 6, the Hackett Senior High Hornets started spring football practices. The entire Hornet football program is undergoing a complete makeover. With new Head Coach Michael Meador heading the ship, there will also be a new face in the crowd. Jordan Shelby will be joining the Hackett crew as the new head baseball coach and as an assistant football coach.
Sadly not returning to the field is the beloved Coach Jeff Richardson who not only coached junior high football but is the head softball coach as well. Coach Matt Whitsett is back in action and along with Coach Meador, this dynamic duo is running the show until they are joined by Coach Shelby in the summer. Coach Whitsett has been the Hornets Defensive Coordinator for the last four years.
Coach Meador filled us in on how things are looking. “The first couple of practices has gone really well. The guys are catching on quick and I’m excited to continue to work with this team. My staff will be Coach Whitsett and Coach Shelby. As a staff, we will bring energy to the field while also developing young men through the game of football.”
Right now we have had around 30 kids, mostly sophomores,” explains Coach Whitsett. “We will be young with around 14 sophomores and only 4 seniors. Practices have actually gone really well. Right now kids are learning a new system but seem to be picking it up pretty well.” The Hackett Hornets are only days into football practices but already showing great potential for the upcoming season!