Our 2014 season has ended short of the goals that we set for ourselves. Despite that I am very proud of this group of young men. They played with heart and lived this year's theme of "Brotherhood, Passion, Commitment".
To our seniors, I thank you for your four years of hard work and leadership. You exhibited teamwork, resolve and placed the success of the team above yourselves. These traits will serve you well as you transition into your adult lives. Leadership and teamwork are highly sought in private and public organizations and companies throughout the world. Pursue your life's goals and remember you will always be an Edison Charger.
To our underclassmen, and especially next year's seniors, remember Hart and remember Los Alamitos. As you are working towards next season both of those games should be burning in your gut. The last set, one more sprint, another lap - those efforts above and beyond that make you stronger, faster and better than your opponents (who are also preparing for you). I am very excited about the potential of our 2015 team. The success of that team begins now with off season sweat and dedication. I can't wait to see what you will become!
Finally, you are student athletes. Note that student comes first. As passionate as I am about our football program, I would trade your success on the field for your success in the classroom. Don't get me wrong, I want both but your academic success positions you for future opportunities. The better your grades the more options you will have going forward in life. In my 30 plus years of coaching, I have seen that those that possess athletic AND academic success go on to great things.Thank you for what you accompished in 2014. I look forward to 2015. Its great to be a Charger.