Vicksburg High School football coach Todd McDaniel and St. Aloysius football coach Stacey Sizemore both finished with successful seasons in their first year at their schools.
McDaniel arrived at VHS earlier this year to help lead the Gator who hadn’t reached the playoffs since 2017.
The Gators had a rocky start in McDaniels first few games but the head coach quickly began turning things around as the offense got more and more comfortable with the wing-t running style.
The Gators were able to finish with a 4-8 season and ended up reaching the class 5A playoffs this season. McDaniel and the Gators will now begin weight room workouts to prepare for spring training.
Sizemore got the head coaching job of the Flashes back in February and inherited a very young team that he was in charge of turning around.
The Flashes struggled in the beginning of the season and were unable to score a touchdown early in the year. Soon, St. Aloysius shocked Silliman Institute in a 38-0 shutout to give them their first win under Sizemore.
The Flashes went on the finish the season with a 4-7 record under Sizemore and they are now currently in off season training.
Both Sizemore and McDaniel have a long history and reputation of building successful programs at the schools which they have coached, and many fans will be supporting them as they are preparing for their second season.