For the past eight years, youth football coach Greg Powell, 33, has dedicated himself to being a father figure to all his players. Growing up in a single parent house hold gave Powell the drive to pursue a career in youth sports. He believes that being a part of a team and having a mentor that you can rely on is what makes youth sports unique. His eagerness to treat every player like his own kids makes him our Coach of the Week.
Just this past season Powell became head coach of his sons team the Youth Development Football League (YDFL) Gators. It was a great season for the team ending with an 8-2 record, which had never been accomplished in the league before. Powell is extremely proud of his players, and is looking forward to seeing them grow even more next season.
Outside of coaching football, Powell is a loving husband to his wife Tomeka and their two kids. Both kids are involved with sports, His son plays for the Gators while his daughter is a cheerleader. Powell considers himself an “unofficial” cheer coach because he dedicates his time to his daughters cheer team just as much the Gators.
Powell truly does live for youth sports, which is why he hopes that one day he can own a youth football league of his own. It looks like he is on the right track towards achieve his goal.
Congratulations Greg, on being named our Coach of the Week. Go Gators!
Greg Powell’s Keys to Success:
Keep it fun. Remember it’s just a game.
Always keep it simple. Your not coaching professional athletes.
Be prepared. Have a game plan before you come to practice.