The Goshen Redskins are coming off an 0-10 season and have had just one winning season since legendary coach Brad Park retired in 2002.
So Goshen is turning to Park's son Kyle to take over the program as get the Redskins back on track. It's the first head coaching job for Kyle Park, who was an all-state quarterback under his dad at Goshen.
"Goshen gave so much to me as a player that I felt like I owed Goshen and owed the school corporation," Park said. "Given the opportunity to come back and lead the program has always been a goal of mine. I wasn't sure it ever was going to happen but when I got the call late last fall sitting down with my wife talking about things, it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up."
Park's arrival has rejuvenated the Goshen players.
"Our whole attitude is different," senior quarterback Derek Demeyer says. "Everybody is positive. We have a whole new offense--pro style. And the coaches are really helpful pulling us together as a team."
Park says they started from scratch and what back to square one--breaking habits and building the program back up.
"They're hungry and they've been hungry since we started back in January," Park says of his players.
Goshen opens the season August 22nd when they host Carroll of Fort Wayne.