PETTIS ON THE RECORD: Former Crestview athletic director tells all

Published: Friday, March 1, 2013 at 05:00 PM.

A: I've always said, "Nobody has to run me off. I'll leave if I don't think I can get it done.”

I could have scheduled Paxton or West Gadsden and been 6-4, just like (what) had gone on the year before me. That's not what I wanted to do.

I wanted these kids to ... play in big games. And by God, they got to play in some big games and it was fun.

It won't change whether we had gone 8-2, 6-4, 4-6, 3-7, 1-9 —  I don't care. I'm still going to market my kids and that still becomes a relevant issue. Something I feel like our staff did a great job of was getting kids scholarships.

But that's not going to change anywhere I go. It was the same thing when I was at DeLand. It was same thing when I was at Dr. Phillips and Pacelli —  we just sign a lot of kids.

It’s unfair to the kids that are signing and their families to tie it in to wins and losses. It's not all wins and losses—  I don't think that.

As coaches, we look at a lot more than that. We felt like we closed the gap on a lot of schools other than Godby and Niceville.

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