New GHS football coach ready for season

Gramblinite staff After several disappointing seasons, Grambling High School (GHS) went on a quest to recruit a new head football coach. Numerous persons applied for the position, but they decided to go with someone whose love for Grambling matches his love for the game of football.
He is a 2006 graduate of Grambling State University and is currently working on a masters degree in sport administration to be completed in December of this year. He played for the Grambling Tigers from 2002-2006 and was a member of both SWAC championship teams in 2002 and 2005. He played both guard and center on the offensive line and was a three-year starter. Prior to accepting this position, he was working as a graduate assistant in the strength and conditioning department at Grambling State University. He is none other than Jamar Dorsey, a native of Omaha, Neb.
The Kittens had their first team meeting on June 19. Surrounded by his coaching staff, which consist of Michael Giles, Billy Norman, Reggie Davis, and Coach Thomas, Dorsey was able to meet the 2007 Kitten football team. It was at this time the he addressed his goals of discipline, communication and hardwork.
“These are the essential foundations for any successful program,” he said.
Dorsey who is also certified in social studies education will be serving as head coach and social studies teacher.
In this capacity he feels that he can bridge the gap between academics and athleticism. “The football field is an extension of the classroom.” Dorsey said. He has also set a goal of teaching players to have respect for themselves, their families, their communities and the game itself. He said, “Turning boys to men is as gratifying as a win.” He also feels that this job is an opportunity for him to give back to the Tiger family who has given so much to him. He said that working under Doug Williams and Melvin Spears has taught him a lot about true concern for players welfare beyond the game of football.
He eagerly noted that one of his long-term goals, is to win a state championship. When asked whether collegiate or professional coaching is also a part of his long term goals he said, “wherever God leads me, that is where I’ll be.” It is evident that Coach Dorsey and his fully competent coaching staff is ready to take the reigns at Grambling High School.
Grambling High School’s first game is on August 31 at 7 p.m. against rival Southern Lab of Baton Rouge. Many refer to this game as the miniBayou Classic. When asked what his predictions for the season were Coach Dorsey said, “Show up and find out!