SWEATING FOR SUCCESS - Fulton City High School's Bulldogs logged a couple of hours of quality practice Thursday afternoon. Even though the temps weren't as high as they have been recently, the team still acted as if they were and took time out to hydrate often.
The team, under the guidance of new head coach Dain Gregory (pictured below, wearing sunglasses), will see their first action at home this season on August 18 when they host Greenfield (TN) High School. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Gregory is a graduate of Marshall County High School, where in 1995 he was a member of the Marshals 4A state semi-final team. He went on to play at Murray State where he lettered two years and was a member of 3 OVC runner-up teams.
He began his coaching career as an assistant at Marshall and Massac (IL) counties, before becoming assistant head coach to Chad Cooper at Ballard Memorial High School. The Bombers program went to the second round of the play-offs three straight years during that tenure.
Gregory then served as head coach at Logan County High School for three seasons, where he led the Cougars to their only district win in the last six years, and gained a win over in-town rival, 1A state contender, and Fulton district foe Russellville. While there, Gregory helped rebuild the feeder systems, with the middle school program growing from 23 players and four consecutive winless seasons at his arrival to 67 players and play-off wins by the time he left.
Most recently, Gregory served as an assistant at Trigg County, where the Wildcats advanced to the 2nd round of the state play-offs.
Gregory will also teach special education at Carr Elementary. He is married to Kellen Gregory, and they have four children: son, Marshall (13), and daughters Clara (9), Anslee (6), and Lake (4).
The Bulldog coaching staff will also include Brad Rozzell, Harold Hutcherson, Matt Moxley, and Chris Mason.
Put on your Bulldog blue and come out and support your team!