Establishing identity, continuity for athletic programs’ success (VIDEO)

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 03:58 PM.

"You have to surround yourself with 10 or 11 guys helping you out as assistant coaches on the football side of it, and we have some great coaches in our other sports ... that do a great job in running their program," he said. "They are very, very low maintenance and they take care of their own fundraising and they run their complete program ...

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"That helps when you've got guys like (track coach) Ernie (Martin) that has been here a long time, (baseball) coach (Tim) Gillis has been here a long time, and coach Combest has been through so many things. Those kind of folks can help you out a great deal so you can provide attention to some (other) areas you need to so you can try to get a couple of wins out there to keep us around a couple of years."

Catching up

With spring football starting May 1, Hatten said the team is trying to catch up with other Bulldog sports.

"I think the other sports are handling their images and their identities," he said, adding, "I want to make sure we are all on the same page.

"From what I've seen, we need to get our program up to snuff with some of the other programs, in terms of baseball, volleyball the band, softball, and that kind of thing."

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