ALFCA Announces Lanett OC Chip Seagle as the 2A Assistant Coach of the Year


The Saturday after Lanett won the 2A state championship, head coach Clifford Story had some news to share with offensive coordinator Chip Seagle.

“So I called him, and he goes ‘hey man you’re assistant coach of the year’ and I said what! You know it was just so emotional that all this has happened like this. I’ve been doing this for 32 years Brooke, 32 years. This is the first year that I’ve ever coached in December,” says Seagle. 

And there’s a lot of rhyme and reason to that.

“Our speed was our big thing and we majored in throwing the ball and running outside and running the jet sweep. A lot of misdirection toward the end of the year, second, third, fourth round. We did a lot of reverses like that because that’s just what we are,” says Seagle. 

He’s not just the brains behind the offense, but with the quotes around the weight room.

“Oh here’s a “Chip-ism” you know I tell them something and then it happens and then they go ‘wow coach you were right’ and I said son, if I tell you a duck will pull a truck hook him up. You know I’m not going to tell you wrong,” says Seagle.

Now this is just one of the many Chip-ism’s and it all got started with a tweet. Coach Seagle saw the idea on Twitter, brought it to coach Story and in a matter of days it was up on the wall in the weight room.

“And what it says is things that require zero talent, being on time, work ethic, effort, body language, energy, attitude, passion, being coachable, doing extra and being prepared and we’ve got great athletes but we’ve also got a lot of kids that do that,” says Seagle.

Lanett has also found out their fate next year and that they will be moving to 1A which Seagle says will not be an easy task but for now it’s just soaking up the 2017 season.

“I just appreciate everything that has happened. I appreciate coach Story hiring me 9 years ago in June of 2009 and I really didn’t think know it’d turn out like this but I sure am glad it did. Go Panthers. Get your L’s up,” says Seagle.

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