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Football: Coach of the Year
Football: Coach of the Year

Michael Harrison, Wilde Lake The day after the Wildecats lost their regular-season finale, 27-15, to Atholton, Harrison sat the players down and told them what they needed to do to improve. He showed them a lot of film and told them they also had to believe in themselves. "We said to the kids, 'You've got to believe that you're a good football team, and once you believe it, you're able to achieve it.' And they went out and did it the following week. The kids made a commitment. The amount of film they watched and the amount of information they were able to take in was just tremendous." That pep talk — and daily film sessions — started a...