Written by Luciano Guerra Friday, 16 August 2013 07:00
Veterans Memorial High School head football coach David Gilpin is always ready, willing and able to talk about his Patriots football team. Ask him one question about his team and he’s off and running. That demonstrates his passion for his job, his school, his team and especially his players.
Having qualified for the playoffs last year was a huge improvement over the Patriots’ 2-8 record the year before, but just making the playoffs is not what Gilpin and his staff are out to accomplish.
“We’re really proud of the fact that we’ve made the playoffs three out of the last four years,” said Gilpin. “Just making the playoffs is not satisfactory, but compared to where the program was prior to that, with only one playoff appearance in seven years, I am very proud of our recent success.”