Hatten era begins at Crestview

Crestview football

Rising junior tailback Emmanuel Reed takes a handoff during a spring practice session last year.

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Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 07:46 PM.

CRESTVIEW — New Crestview High School head football coach Tim Hatten leads the Bulldogs onto the field for the first time today with the opening of spring football practice 2013.

The new coach expects to have between 100 and 120 players who will be 10th- through 12th-graders in the fall.

Getting to know the coach

Hatten, who has been on the job since March 11, is pleased with what he's seen from the team during the off season.

"I like the enthusiasm of the kids," he said. “I like their work ethic... We are just going to have to take it one day at a time and see how everybody develops."

Hatten said a large part of spring will be spent finding a comfort level between him and the players.

"More than anything else, they have got to get to know me and what to expect," he said. "It's not going to be a big adjustment for me. I've been coaching for 25 years.



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