Few coaching names in this part of Alabama are met with as much respect as Raymond Farmer’s. So when Victory Christian went looking for a new head football coach, it was natural to reach out to the Hall of Famer and former state champion.
Turns out to be a good idea: Farmer, along with Ashville alum Mike Sheffield, will take on the role of head coach for the Lions, emerging from retirement for his 29th season. The Lions, coming off consecutive winless seasons, hope to turn things around with Farmer at the helm.
As Farmer himself says, however, wins and losses are not everything.
“It’s not about the winning and losing; it’s about seeing kids develop and building relationships,” Farmer said. “It’s about helping kids and taking them where they will not take themselves. In this case here, they have not seen a whole lot of success the past couple of years, and we want to change that.”
It is a victory for Farmer and for the school. We wish them nothing but success in 2012.