Lubbock’s Jason Strunk using the “P” word

by Jeff Fisher

Lubbock High School football helmetIt should come as no surprise that I really respect Lubbock High School head football coach Jason Strunk.

Aside from the fact that we both hail from the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, I’ve grown to respect the fact that during the last three years, he’s been willing and able…although there have been tough times…to write The Turnaround for us.  For those of you that haven’t read his blog that is an inside look at the Westerner program that has struggled for nearly four decades in west Texas, do yourself a favor and read some of this thoughts.

Strunky is a no holds barred-type of guy, who’s willing to write about the good, the bad and the ugly that comes during his fourth year of trying to get his team to the Texas state playoffs for only the second time in four decades.  He snapped a 36 year playoff drought in 2012.

Today, I read with great pleasure a story by Lubbock Avalance-Journal sports editor Phil Terrigno, who gave his perspective on Strunky’s never say die attitude as his team still has a shot at the playoffs heading into Friday night’s game against Lake View High School.

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Click here to read Terrigno’s story that highlights how the Westerners can still make the playoffs while battling through a dozen season ending injuries.

 

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About the Author

Jeff Fisher

Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America.

Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet.

Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.