Three years ago Adam Eggeling was in the midst of his senior season as a tight end at Buena Vista and this fall has directed Charter Oak-Ute to a 3-1 record in his first season as head coach. Eggeling spent one season as an assistant coach before taking over a Bobcat program that won only seven games in its first four years at the eight-man level. He says he was nervous, but anxious and thought he could do the job just as well as anyone els. Many times being young is seen as an advantage for a head coach but Eggeling says it also offers some challenges. He says it can be a double-edge sword, as he says he’s tried to use it to his advantage in relating to the players. But he says he can’t relate to them too much, as he says he can’t get to friendly and have them think he’s their best friend because that’s not the image he wants to portray. The Bobcats have a big challenge in their district three opener tomorrow night as they take on fifth ranked Remsen St. Marys. He says they’re a great football team, but he says he’s told his team anything can happen and he says he hopes it’s a good game.
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