So­cial Circle wants ‘to hit you in the mouth’

The Covington News - - Football - BRYAN FAZIO bfazio@cov­

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

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