For Head Coach Jeff Dicus, who compiled a 42-15 record over five years at Lake Travis before leaving the school recently to assume head coaching responsibilities at Duncanville High School outside Dallas, winning the Texas 4A Division 2 Championship in 2007 was the culmination of a rebuilding program that included a massive weight room renovation two years ago.
"We had a weight room that was about 3,000 square feet with a lot of cheap equipment that needed to be refurbished and repaired or just replaced," recalled Dicus
"Not only were we in need of a new weight room, but the entire fieldhouse and locker room complex needed to be replaced," according to Dicus
"As part of a bond issue that passed, we were given funds for new equipment and the space we needed to do the things we wanted to do.
The massive new 9,000+ square foot weight room would require a significant equipment purchase - equipment that, it was hoped, would help produce champion players.
"We wanted to put the finest in there and we knew Samson
was the best," said Dicus
Coach Dicus flew to Samson headquarters in Las Cruces, New Mexico and spent two days reviewing equipment and layout options with Samson founder Dave Schroeder and his sons Scott and Brian.
According to Dicus
, the effort and the investment paid off.
Summing up his opinion about Samson
added his ringing endorsement.