Thomasville Times Enterprise

Homepage

February 12, 2013

Thomasville gets its man

THOMASVILLE — The Thomasville High School head coach/athletic director hired by a Thomasville City Board of Education unanimous vote Tuesday is the school’s 21st person in the position as THS begins its 100th year of high school football.

Leroy Ryals Jr. was chosen from among 65 applicants and nine finalists.

The top three finalists included Ryals, coach Franklin Stephens of Lamar County High School at Barnesville and coach Kevin Pettis of Crestview High School in Crestview, Fla., who earlier this week accepted a position at another Florida school.

According to information released by the school board Tuesday, Ryals’ “impressive resume and charismatic personality propelled him to the No. 1 position to lead the Thomasville Bulldogs.”

Ryals’ football program is based on what he refers to as “The Fourth Quarter.” The program consists of five components:

• Commitment

• Discipline

• Toughness

• Effort

• Pride

Ryals will transition to THS from his current position as head football coach at Clarke Central High School in Athens.

At Clarke Central, Ryals led the Gladiators to three region championships, seven state playoff appearances and a 2009 AAAAA state runner-up.

His teams compiled a 60-22-1 (.730) in seven seasons.

See Wednesday's edition for more details.

1
Text Only
Homepage
vote

A sign greets voters before they step up to cast their ballot at a polling site in Atlanta Tuesday.

Local News
onion disease

Yellow bud (Allium Cepa) turns onion leaves yellow, similar to a ripe banana.

Calendar of events
Local Sports
Obituaries
Business Marquee
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Photos


Poll

Do you believe Israel's invasion of Gaza is justified?

Yes
No
     View Results
NDN Video
Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash 105-year-old woman throws first pitch Man Creates Spreadsheet of Wife's Reasons for Turning Down Sex 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success