New line leader at ECHS
By By Matthew Nascone
The Escambia County High School Blue Devils football team lost their offensive line coach during summer practices due to resignation. That hole in the coaching staff was filled in July when William Casaday became the new assistant coach under head coach Kyle Davis.
Casaday is a physical education graduate from the University of West Florida and will teach physical education classes as well as coaching the offensive linemen.
"I have enjoyed my time here and as far as football goes, we are just now getting into the fun stuff," Casaday said.
That fun stuff is full contact practice. And Casaday said he hopes to help lead the Blue Devils back to prominence.
"I will try to bring a positive attitude and energy to the offensive line," he said. "I will also try to boost morale with how I coach these guys. We have some studs on the line, but it is all about them keeping their minds in the right place when they are out there."
Casaday also said his commitment to the area branches out further than the walls of the high school as he is in the process of becoming a full-time resident in Atmore.
"I am committed to helping build this program and I know we can do that with coach Davis," he said. "And I encourage anyone who wants to be a part of the program to stop by."
Casaday graduated from West Florida, but he spent the first three years of his college career as a starting defensive lineman for Evangel College in Missouri. He was a three-year letterman for the Crusaders. Before Evangel, Casaday graduated from Robertsdale High School in Baldwin County.