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But let's leave the Dragons revolving-door ...
But let's leave the Dragons revolving-door of coaches in the past because Doug Corley is in his first year as the team's head coach and he is doing an excellent job.Corley
is a major upgrade from his
predecessor in every way possible.
While I do not know the circumstances of some of the other coaches, I would like to praise the DeWitt School District
for making a brilliant decision to hire Corley
Now that the Dragons have taken their first step toward winning, it is important to give Corley time and recognize there will be some growing pains along the way.
The Dragons are 1-4 to start the 2008 season and 1-1 in 2AAAA Conference play.I do not know how things will go in DeWitt for the rest of the season, but after talking with Corley
and several of his
players, it is clear the Dragons have gone in a new direction for the better.
The leadership, morale and playing calling have improved.Corley
has opened up the passing game.
DeWitt has a good thing going, but to keep up the good work, the community needs to keep supporting the team and recognize Corley
is maximizing the talent he
is not doing it alone, his
players are working hard and he
has done an excellent job accepting help from his
assistant coaches who have been with the program for several years.
Getting behind coaches and the team is important.Hanging on to coaches with a team of good assistants is very important and now the Dragons have those ingredients.
For the first time since I have been in Arkansas County, both high school teams have good head coaches.Bolding and Barnes were both good head coaches for the Ricebirds, but Corley became the first head coach of the Dragons who did a good job since I moved to Arkansas County.
Gardner said Doug Corley, who ...
Gardner said Doug Corley, who is in his first year as coach for the Dragons, will help the program.
Gardner looks forward to Corley
staying in DeWitt and said Corley
is what the Dragons
Gardner said Corley
passes more than other coaches.
(Corley) brings is pretty awesome.
Corley gets his ...
Corley gets his first win with Dragons
first conference game as head football coach of the DeWitt Dragons
was also his
first regular season victory since taking the helm of the Dragons.The DeWitt Dragons
won at home Friday night against the Bald Knob Bulldogs 30-20.Corley
, who is in his
first season as the Dragons head football coach, was pleased with his
"I thought they played with a lot of heart, with a lot of intensity," Corley
"Our passing game was real efficient in the first half," Corley
said, adding Coleman running the ball was able to help the Dragons increase the lead.
The Bulldogs (2-2, 0-1 2AAAA) scored the next 14 points unanswered to cut DeWitt's lead to 22-14, but Corley
liked the way his
team weathered the storm.
"I was proud of them," Corley
"If we can keep passing and catching the way we did Friday night, it's going to take a lot of pressure off of Coleman — open up some running lanes," Corley
was pleased with the way his
players have been able to learn the passing game so quickly.
"Our kids to be honest have come a long way from this summer," Corley
said, reflecting on the 7-on-7 scrimmages the Dragons had in the summertime.
"Jake Wood had a great game for us on defense," Corley
"I know Deane and Parker each had one that was in the end zone," Corley
DeWitt has had several coaches the ...
DeWitt has had several coaches the past few years, but Dixon said bringing in Doug Corley to be the head coach of the Dragons was a positive change.
The home opener for first year ...
The home opener for first year DeWitt Dragons head coach Doug Corley did not go as scripted Friday night.In a battle of two winless teams going into the game, the Dumas Bobcats defeated the DeWitt Dragons 40-8.
"We had a pretty good opponent," Corley
"Our kids kept playing hard," Corley
said."They didn't quit playing at anytime."
Despite the 0-3 start for the Dragons, Corley
remains optimistic about the rest of the 2008 season.He
noted non-conference games do not have any impact on the standings for the playoffs.
"We explain to our kids that the three non-conference games absolutely mean nothing to the playoffs," Corley
said, adding his
players had enough pride during the first three games of the season to give 100 percent.
The Dragons host the Bald Knob Bulldogs next week in a 2AAAA Conference battle.
Going into conference play, Corley
has seen some good things from his
"I thought a couple of our linemen stepped up and played better against a quality opponent," Corley
said, adding those two linemen were Justin Carney and Collin Hornbeck.
said Wood was one of the better players on defense.
With a thigh bruise, Coleman missed the game against the Bobcats, but Corley
expects Coleman to be ready to play against Bald Knob.
"I think our players are looking forward to the rest of the season still," Corley