Last weekend the North County Conference put together a message from all of their varsity football head coaches, sending support and well wishes out to all their students athletes. The two-minute video featured 11 coaches speaking from their homes with one common message.
“I just wanted to take a minute and say that all of us coaches across North County are thinking about you,” said Tony Corley from San Pasqual High.
There have been no new updates on the fate of spring high school sports. The CIF commissioners are set to meet again on April 3, so for now it’s just wait and see.
“It’s okay to feel frustrated and anxious with everything that is going on,” Jud Bordman from Escondido High.
Many teams have begun using video conferencing to stay in touch; youtube to find in-home workouts and drills as coaches across the county work to try and find some sort of routine and rhythm to help keep their student-athletes engaged and busy.
“Me and all the coaches we are here for you; we’ve got your back” comments Vista High’s David Bottom.
Many of these coaches are very active social media users who have already been vocal and proactive about practicing safe social distancing practices, but used this video to reiterate the importance of staying home.
“I encourage you to follow the guidelines of the Department of Health,” commented Thadd MacNeal from Carlsbad High.
The video ends with a message of unity and hope.
“We encourage you to follow the guidelines set by the CDC and the County. It’s the fastest way for us to be together again and beat this virus,” said Torrey Pines’ Ron Gladnick.
The video was put together by Andrew Clark, who is a coach at San Pasqual, and has been seen more than 5,000 times in the first night and continues to be shared across social media.