Four Questions with Northgate coach Tommy Walburn
Tommy Walburn, Northgate
1. What is the most memorable game you’ve been a part of as a player or coach?“There have been so many it’s hard to pick one. But probably last year’s playoff win against Lanier. Our players felt like we were kind of an afterthought, and they really came out and played well early. We feel like that win put our program on the map.” [Northgate advanced to the Class AAAAA semifinals after that 41-21 victory over a Lanier team, led by all-class player of the year Derrick Brown, that entered the game 11-0 and ranked No. 3.]
2. Which high school coach would you want your son to play for, and why?“Former Warner Robins and Westside-Macon coach Robert Davis. He really knew how to treat the players. He made everyone on the team feel special, regardless of their ability. Also, his teams were always going to win.”
3. What is your favorite saying/motto?“Let’s do it again!”
4. Which GHSA policy or high school football rule would you most like to see changed?“I think that we need to regulate summer helmet and shoulder pad camps. We talk about the safety of the players, and concussions, but with these camps we increase the amount of contact with no regulations. I think we are creating a monster.”
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