CALERA, Ala. (WIAT) — Calera High Schoool has announced Trey Simpson as the Eagles’ new head football coach. Simpson was on Andrew Zow’s staff, prior to Zow leaving for Bessemer City.
The school released this statement from Simpson with the announcement:
“I would like to start by saying how thankful and truly blessed I feel for having the opportunity to work in this great community. I’m extremely excited about the upcoming season and the challenges that we have ahead of us. Our athletes have worked very hard in preparation for this season and we look forward to consistently competing at a high level. We have an extremely talented group of young men representing our community on and off the field. We look forward to watching them reach their full potential. We are fortunate to have top-notch facilities and look to put a top-notch product on the field.
Calera High School football seeks to provide our student-athletes with an understanding of the importance that hard work, dedication, mental toughness, intentionality, goal setting, character, preparation, and attitude directly impacts their success in the classroom as well as on the football field. These skills will help our student-athletes accomplish goals far beyond high school. It’s crucial that our kids learn how to overcome obstacles and deal with adversity for our program and their futures. Student-athletes are students first, so they are expected to treat teachers and peers with the utmost respect while maintaining a grade point average that they are capable of. We set high expectations for our players because we believe that these expectations result in our kids striving and achieving their goals.
I would personally like to thank Mayor Graham, City of Calera, Calera Park & Rec, Calera Football Boosters, Administrators, Calera High School Faculty, The Shelby County Board of Education, Coaching Staff, Parents, Cheerleaders, and Coaches Wives for the outstanding support of our program. It takes a community effort to reach the goals that we have set and our support has been second to none. Your dedication to the success of our program is noticed and deeply appreciated. You have put our coaches in a situation that allows them to focus on coaching and most importantly building positive relationships with our student-athletes.”