Social Circle wants ‘to hit you in the mouth’
Ron Sebree took his first job out of Middle Tennessee State at Social Circle back in 1981.
Fast forward more than 30 years later and Sebree has returned to the Redskins at the urging of his former players.
Social Circle players who were coached by Sebree from 1981-86 contacted him after he retired from serving as DeKalb County school’s athletic director for the last five years and in education for 32 years.
“I don’t think my wife wanted me at home all day,” said Sebree about coming out of retirement.
Redskins fans also didn’t want Sebree at home, but instead wanted him out on the field trying to change what has become a losing culture at Social Circle.
“Social Circle really meant a lot to me and I have been concerned about them and keeping up on what was going on at Social Circle,” Sebree said. “Kids who I coached, they are now parents and a couple of fathers reached out and asked me to come back into coaching. I’m excited about that.”
Sebree feels his first duty back at his old school is to change the attitude. During the preseason, he said, the players have bought into working hard, and Sebree is now looking for them to take on a winning attitude.
“Right now, I think the enthusiasm is extremely high in the community,” Sebree said. “When you inherit a ball club that hasn’t been successful, you have a smorgasbord full of needs. Overall, we’ve been focused on the kids attitudes coming to work every day and giving it 110, believing in each other and the program and having a winning attitude.”
While he works on changing that attitude, he has also changed things on the field.
Social Circle will not only run a Power-I formation on offense but will change its philosophy on defense as well, to a