New Enloe football coach Mike Massey won’t be able to coach his Eagles until July. Massey knows that can be difficult for a first-year head coach, yet he has a plan to make sure the Eagles don’t fall behind other teams in the spring.
“I’m not going to wait,” said Massey, who has been an assistant principal at Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle School for the last two years. “The important thing is to assess our players now.”
Massey’s contract as an administrator will end on June 30. Massey said defensive backs coach Julian Lee will be leading and supervising the Eagles during their weight training program from now until July.
After being introduced to his new team Tuesday, Massey told his players he will implement his offensive and defensive philosophy soon.
“We are going to try to be as balance as we can on offense,” Massey said. “On defense, we’re going to try to attack offenses. We have to get back to fundamentals.”
Massey, who has been an assistant at Wake Forest-Rolesville High, noticed the reaction from his players after his meeting.
“I think the kids are anxious,” he said. “Most of (the speech) was all about setting goals. Our only goal is to improve.”
Even though Massey can’t get to work right away, Enloe athletic director Tommy Moore expects the Eagles to better than their 2-9 record last season.
“We just hope that he can get the most out of our kids here,” Moore said. “I’m sure he’s going to bring a little bit of what he learned at Wake Forest-Rolesville.”