The Blue Hose football team is about to experience a very good change. After being away for seven years, Coach Tommy Spangler will return to PC on March 1st as our new defensive coordinator. When he began his work with the Blue Hose in 1997, he was the defensive coordinator. He continued to coach defense in 2001 when he took the reins and assumed the role of head coach. As a head coach, he accomplished many things including a South Atlantic Conference title and the best winning percentage of any coach in PC football history. Coach Spangler is regarded as one of college football’s best defensive coaches and recently was a finalist for the Broyles Award for the top assistant coach of the year.
The smell of freshly mown grass on a beautiful day is fantastic as the sun warms your skin. Nine players take the field and the first batter walks to the plate. Play ball! This is my idea of a perfect day.
MLK weekend did not stop the turnout at the Saturday night basketball game. Many students, parents, and faculty attended the PC v Liberty game. Going into the game, expectations were high. The PC men had yet to win a Big South Conference game, while Liberty had won one out of four.
Saturday, our very own Templeton gym played host to not one but two basketball games. A double header between the PC women and men’s basketball teams against Radford and Campbell Universities, respectively. PC Women played at 5, followed by PC Men at 7:45. PC women played a very intense game against Radford, trying to maintain their winning streak in the Big South Conference, 5-0.
… “Well we played two games this year, and I said ‘This is a time for athletics to give back to academics’.”
… there are those who shed the foundational armor of the feet and kiss the ground with their bare soles.