Kosloff named Holy Spirit head football coach
Tue. February 07, 2012 at 2:45 p.m. | By Chase Goodbread
Holy Spirit High School has named Greg Kosloff as its new football coach, replacing Allan Brackin, who served for one season. (Photo by Kelly Lambert)
TUSCALOOSA | Holy Spirit High School has named Greg Kosloff as its new football coach, replacing Allan Brackin, who served for one season.
Kosloff, the school’s longtime baseball coach, was an assistant football coach under Brackin during the 2011 season, and was recommended to the school’s administration by athletic director Rodney Green.
Kosloff said increasing participation will be one of his primary goals at the Class 1A school.
“My love for the school is unmatched. I will do everything in my power to continue our football program,” Kosloff said. “We finished last year with just 14 healthy players, and the lifeblood of (athletics) at any school is your football program. I really appreciate the administration showing the confidence in me to take this on.”
Kosloff has been a football assistant at Holy Spirit for two of the last three seasons, his first coming under former coach Jack Hankins. Kosloff said he has drawn interest from 32 high school students to play football in 2012, and hopes to build enough depth so that fewer players will be needed to play both offense and defense.
Kosloff said he will run a conservative offense in hopes of maintaining ball control.
“We’re going to go back to some old-school football, try to grind it out and keep the ball on the ground,” Kosloff said. “We’ll be young. We’ll want to control the football, snap it on 20, or 21, 22 (elapsed on the play clock) every play, and not turn it over. That will be our chance to stay in the ballgames. We’ll run some option, maybe some Wing-T.”
Kosloff said Brackin resigned due to personal and family issues.
“We appreciate what he did, coming in and trying to stick a finger in a dike that was leaking and keep the boat afloat,” Kosloff said. “I was fortunate that he allowed me to work with him on his staff.”
After a season-opening 38-21 victory over Jefferson Christian last season, the Titans finished 1-8.