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Indians ready for new season with new coach

August 4, 2005

 Albany - This is a transition year for the Albany High Indians.

Assistant coach Glenn Davis was named head coach for this season only just two weeks ago.

But in a season of change for the Tribe they hope to change direction and get back to the AA playoffs.

After serving as assistant coach for the last 25 years, Glenn Davis is finally a head coach albeit just an interim one.

Davis said "I am pretty humble fellow. I tell you that I still play the role as an assistant. I look for the assistant coaches to help with me leadership and guidance. I am always asking them their opinions on things."

A big year for the Indians would certainly impress the selection committee who will hire the Indians permanent head coach after this season. The Tribe return six starters on both sides of the ball with the perhaps the most improved player back is quarterback Jamoski Ward.

Davis said "Jamoski Ward he is showing a lot more leadership skills than he had last year. Last year was his first year as a starter at quarterback. This year he has stepped in with a lot more confidence."

While Ward leads the offense, lienbackers Arthur Moses and DeMarcus Potts are expected to lead the defense that features DeMarcus' brother Desmond on the defensive front. What the Indians don't have is a lot of depth but still coach Davis thinks anything can happen in one of toughest regions in the state.

Davis said "We are in the period of some cycles throughout the region. Some of the teams that are going to be powerhouses are not going to quite as good this year so hopefully we will slip in."

Glenn Davis' first game is August 20th against Westover.

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