William Byrd head coach carries on legacy of friend's life lost in battle
VINTON, Va.- - Every Friday night a piece of paper is taped into the locker of every William Byrd football player, listing a fallen soldier, their history, along with a quote. "It's also a great opportunity as a coach to teach these kids really what life is about, and that's what coaching is about. It's been a great opportunity for me," Lutz said. "Clarence (Adams) and I were high school teammates and anyone who has played the game of football, especially at the high school level, you get the bond," Lutz said. "One of the things that I enjoy about it the most is we're teaching kids that sacrifice has nothing to do with football," Lutz said.
New football era begins at William Byrd
VINTON, Va. - A new era of football is underway at William Byrd. Brad Lutz steps in after a 38-year reign by Jeff Highfill in Vinton. Lutz comes to William Byrd from Broadway, where he spent ten seasons there. Lutz quickly put his stamp on the Terriers, taking them to a three-day retreat mini-camp at Shrine Mont in the Shenandoah Valley. "Following up Coach Highfill - there's some big shoes there, but you know I put a lot of pressure on myself as a coach anyway.