Sidney names new football coach

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Sidney Football

A new chant will be heard from the Sidney football sidelines next
season. It will go something like this:  “Dirty deeds Doenges dirt
cheap. Dirty deeds and they’re Doenges dirt cheap.” Perhaps, not exactly what AC/DC intended, but it may work for Sidney.


A new chant will be heard from the Sidney football sidelines next season. It will go something like this:  “Dirty deeds Doenges dirt cheap. Dirty deeds and they’re Doenges dirt cheap.”
 
Perhaps, not exactly what AC/DC intended, but it may work for Sidney.
 
Adam Doenges was named head football coach for the Sidney Yellow Jackets Friday afternoon. The announcement came on the heels of the resignation by six-year coach Dan Cairns on January 14.
 
Sidney was 0-10 last season, but Doenges brings youth, energy, enthusiasm, and a new-look Spread Offense with him. The 28-year-old first time coach spent two years as the freshman coach, two years as a varsity assistant, and the past two years as defensive coordinator, all under Cairns.
 
Luckily, for the former St. Mary’s High School TE and University of Dayton graduate, his math teaching position is not on the chopping blocks. Cairns wasn’t as fortunate and did what was best for his family–get out of Dodge and accept the head coaching position at Parkway.
 
Doenges plans to employ Ron Franklin’s Spread Offense package. The key to this offense is getting best athletes out in space. He plans to adapt new training principles to this philosophy.
 
Doenges explained, “Rather than just strength training due to Wing T concept the past six years, we plan to work on explosiveness and athleticism. We want our players to develop the ability to create in space.”
 
However, his top priority is to assemble a coaching staff. He has four solid coaches in Joe Huwer, Les Branscum, Bryce Stewart, and Jason McGaharan, but plans to add four more to complete his staff.
 
“I don’t know if I will remain as defensive coordinator or take over at offensive coordinator,” said Doenges. “It all depends on my staff. I will know more in about a month.”
 
The big question remains. Who will run the Spread? Doenges said that possible candidates for QB are juniors to be Kaleb Dotson and Troy Rosengarter and sophomore to be Jordan Fox.
 
Coach still plans to go with 4-2 defensive set. That’s the formation Doenges employed the past two seasons as DC.
 
Asked about huge task ahead, Doenges said, “I am not going to set team goals or X amount of games to win. My main concern is us. We need to take care of our own business.”
 
Sound familiar? That’s what first-year Minster coach Nate Moore said before the 2010 season and we all know how the Wildcats responded, advancing to the regional finals.
 
No matter what happens, it should be an exciting season. A new coach. A new offense. “Doenges dirt cheap.”

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