Posted: September 21, 2018
I had the pleasure tonight meeting Eastern Guilford's head football coach, Joe Glass. Coach Glass, a 1995 graduate of Freedom High School, had previously coached at Patton and at Jay M. Robinson. At both places, he made their football team better. Tonight, I found out why.
I could talk about how Eastern Guilford's defense smothered Williams all night long. I could talk about how their team played the most disciplined football that I've seen all season. I could also talk about how his offense could move the ball in the air and on the ground against a fairly good Bulldog defense. I could also mention how his team's kicker had nothing but touchbacks on kickoffs.
But all of that pales in comparison with how he conducted himself tonight. On two separate occasions tonight, a Williams player had a significant injury. Both times, Coach Glass walked on the field and gave the opposing player some words of encouragement. These are actions that are not found in the box score nor are these actions part of his job description. These are actions of a man with integrity and character.
Yes, Eastern Guilford dominated Williams and won by a score of 34 to 0. However, Coach Glass's actions tonight should be praised and replicated by every coach across the state.
Tonight I am proud to say that I am a Joe Glass fan.