Here is Q & A with new Lakeland coach David Piwowarczyk
- How is the transition from assistant to head coach going so far?
The transition has been going pretty well, I have a great staff and a great group of Student-Athletes who work hard so they have made the transition much more seamless.
- How have practices been thus far?
We have our good days and our bad days like every team but overall, practices have been going very well. We have better numbers than we had last year which makes practicing easier in my opinion. The kids seem to like the offense and defense we have installed an now they are just trying to get better every day.
- What has been your message to your players everyday at practice?
Our message has been clear all summer and so far into this season, if we want to win and contend we need to be a family and our family needs to be all in.
- How will you use your past coaching experience to help build this program?
I have been around some of the best coaches in NEPA (Butch Keller, Mike Hemak, Ray Caucci, Donnie McDonough, Jeff Wasilchak) the last 13 years. I have learned so much from all of them. While at Lakeland, I learned a ton of football from Jeff; he is a great game planer and is excellent at picking out tendencies. While at Western Wayne I was under Donnie McDonough and he has a great offensive mind and can really exploit teams with different formations, motions but still stay true to your offense.
- What is your focus in the pre season in order to prepare for the regular season?
To learn the new offense and defense and become sound.
- How do you plan to build a consistent winner every year?
The plan is to continue the great tradition that has already been set at Lakeland by some of the best coaches ever like Ray Caucci, Dan Case, Jeff Wasilchak and build upon them. Winning happens when you take care of the little things and that is how we will keep Lakeland a winner. Don’t forget the past and keep building for the future.
- What do you see as the biggest challenge for yourself with taking over this program?
Family time, the summer is hard being away from my son who is 8 months old, my wife has been very understanding and helpful.
- What are you looking forward to the most taking over the program?
Keep building on the tradition that has been set at Lakeland already.