In February, Webb was hired as head coach of the Patriots, replacing Mark Miller, who held the position for the past three seasons.
“It’s exciting to be back as a head coach for the first time in four years,” Webb said. “It is just like riding a bike. You just have to get back into the swing of things. Being a head coach in any sport is difficult but in football there is so much to do. I just had to get the program going and I think we got it going in the right direction.”
Before arriving at Strong Rock, Webb was the head coach at Fayette County for eight seasons.
Now with the goal of making the Patriots a contender in the realigned Region 5-A, Webb said he hopes his focus on building strength over the summer will help with the turnaround.
“We had to get back to the basics of being strong physically,” Webb said. “We were able to hire a strength and conditioning coach [Toby Jacobi] this summer. We’ve got the strength component really going strong and then the commitment to getting better. We did a good job this summer of putting in new schemes and things like that.”
Webb also said health will play a major role in possibly adding more victories to the win column.
“Looking back on the last three years, we’ve put pretty good teams on the field just never had a lot of depth and when the injuries came about we really struggled so what we go to do this year is hopefully minimize the injuries,” Webb said. “I hope we’ve done that through strength and conditioning.”
Just like region opponent Eagle’s Landing Christian, Strong Rock will play just four region games this season.
“The non-region schedule will be very good competition for us and I think we will go into a very difficult region schedule,” Webb said. “It’s a challenging schedule but we are excited about it.”