After five months of anticipation, Brandon Gregory was announced as FHN’s new head football coach. He was introduced to the FHN community on May 7 in a meeting with all the football players and their parents. He was approved by the Board of Education on May 2.
“We chose him because of his success in his previous head coaching experience,” activities director, Mike Janes said.
Gregory is moving to FHN from Maplewood Richmond Heights High School, where he led a 14-1 record season with their football team. Now that he’s met some of the Knights, he’s putting together a new game plan.
“I see us heading in the right direction,” Gregory said. “I’m very happy to be a part of it.”
The first game of the season is set to be sometime in early August, so Gregory is working quickly with the other coaches to figure out a workout and practice schedule for the students to start right away.
Janes hopes Gregory brings a positive attitude to the football team and sets high expectations for the season. Gregory will be working with a entirely new group of high schools players and he knows that it will be a transition that everyone will have to get used to.
“I expect the new coach to motivate us into becoming a better team,” JV football player David Purely Jr said.