Central Montcalm Names Cripe Football Coach
STANTON – It may not be football season yet, but there’s a buzz around Central Montcalm as they have named their new head football coach.
Back in February, Scott Cripe got the call he was going to be the Hornets coach.
“”I was excited,” said Cripe.
Cripe was a teacher and the head football coach at Adrian High School from 2014 until this past season. He’s been a coach and educator for a decade now.
And now he’s bringing his talents to northern Michigan.
“It takes time to establish rapport and relationships with coaches, the community, players,” said Cripe. “I’ve tried to get up here as much as I can to get to know everybody and understand how things operate and I’ll try to bring in as much of my own experience as possible and hopefully to add to the experience of the players we’re going to have. ”
Last year Central Montcalm went 0-9, and Cripe is looking to set high expectations with the team and build a foundation.
“Establishing trust and getting to know everybody on a personal level and then applying that out on the field,” Cripe said. “And I think that trust has to be the top priority amongst the coaches and players, amongst the players themselves, among everybody in the community because it’s a community endeavor.”
The Hornets kick off the 2019-2020 season on Thursday, Aug. 29 against Morley Stanwood.