James City County, Va. - For the last six years, there's been a constant voice during the afternoons at Lafayette High School. A little bit of praise, and a lot of lessons.
Starting as an assistant coach with the school in 1997, Andy Linn has moved up the ranks. Starting as an assistant coach, he now oversees the whole athletic department. It's his final season as the Rams head coach, but his legacy will last forever at 4460 Longhill Road. "He has a brilliant football mind, I've learned stuff from him that I couldn't even learn from people in the NFL", says senior safety Caleb Kraegenbrink. "I want to give coach Linn back all the things he's given me the last four years."
It's by no means, a farewell tour for Linn and his plethora of seniors. Senior wide receiver Hezekiah Grimsley is headed to Virginia Tech, and wants to take coach Linn with him as a package deal. "He's the best coach I've ever had, if I could take him with me to Virginia Tech I would," says Grimsley.
"I'd be lying, and I should be fired if I said I didn't want to go 15-0, I'm not here to coach and say I want to be 7-3, I want to be 10-1," says Linn. In his 25+ years of coaching, he's just instilling the mantra that's gotten him to this point. "If you do for me, then I'm in your corner forever."