Wednesday, March 16, 2016

History Repeats Itself - South Coach to Covington

The last time that Covington had an opening for head football coach, they looked to the South for a replacement - Twin Valley South that is.  Dave Miller, who at that time had taken TVS to their deepest playoff run ever, was tapped for the position at Covington.  He has had great success there - making Covington a perennial playoff contender and a fixture as an upper echelon team in the CCC.  The Buccaneers had great success under his tutelage.

Dave Miller was a graduate of Centerville - where his father coached.  He is remaining in the Dayton area and will be coaching at Kettering Fairmont where he hopes to be coaching his sons.  So it is the end of one era for him and the beginning of another.

So Covington has decided to see if history will repeat itself by selecting another coach from TVS - Tyler Cates as Millers replacement.  Cates is a graduate of Arcanum where he was a running back.  So he has local roots in this area.  He has had success at South and ironically is one of the few coaches to beat Covington in back to back seasons.  He runs a positive program, He features the run offensively, but as we saw this last season, he is not afraid to utilize a passing based offense when he has the talent to do so.  Those are big shoes to step into in Covington, but I think that the young coach will fare well.

And for South it is back to square one as they begin anew to search for a coach. The program has been cyclical, for one they need some continuity at head coach in order to have continued success from year to year.