“Really Enjoying the Kids”

Darrell Barbay is going into his third game tonight as Head Coach of the Mansfield Wolverines football team.  The Journal sat down with Coach Barbay this week to get a feel for how the season is going.

Barbay said, “OK.  I’s really enjoying the kids. They do what the expectations are.  They have worked hard.”  Mansfield has lost the opening two contests at home against 4-A teams Huntington and Evangel Christian. “We’re not winning, but we’re making progress,” said Barbay.  He added, “Winning is a process especially when taking over a program.”

Fundamentals is key to success, said Barbay.  He said they have to prepare weekly, be very regimented every day.  He added, “Kids need a routine.  They need to understand one game is not any bigger than the other.  We try to get them better each week.”

As for coming contests, Coach Barbay said they will prepare to get better and make less mistakes.  He said, “We have to keep doing the fundamentals.  If we do them, the wins will take care of themselves.”

Barbary was named head coach and athletic director at Mansfield High at the first of this year.