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|Loy era begins at Trinity|
Fifteen years ago, Josh Loy ran up and down Trinity Episcopal's football field
Loy is back on Trinity's football field, this time on the sidelines as the Saint head coach.
After two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Southeastern Louisiana and Delta State and six years as an assistant coach at area high schools, Loy is now the head coach at Trinity.
"I dreamed about being head coach since I was 23," Loy said. "I'm grateful for this opportunity. I don't know that's it has really all set in yet."
Loy replaces David King, who took the head football coaching position and headmaster position at his alma mater, Adams County Christian School.
Loy will have a mixture of veteran players and newcomers.
"We've got some good football players," Loy said. "We just don't have the numbers. We have to stay healthy and play smart."
Senior Tanner Cage (5-11, 175) moves from quarterback to running.
"Tanner is actually going to be all over the field," Loy said. "He will see time at quarterback, running back and receiver. We will use him as much as we can. And he's our top defensive back."
Cage had 36 total tackles and intercepted five passes.
Senior Garrett Vinson (6-3, 180) and freshman Demarcus Fleming (5-8, 175) will be running the football for the Saints.
Vinson will be throwing to junior Arzell McCoy (6-3, 177) and sophomore Wyatt Boothe (6-1, 170).
The offensive line consists of senior Sky Logan (6-3, 265), junior Cole Radzewicz (6-5, 303), senior Carter Smith (6-2, 280), junior Conner Pressgrove (5-9, 269), junior Seth Sanford (5-10, 265) and senior tight end Peyton Young (6-0, 205).
Defensively, most of the offensive players will be going both ways.
"This is a close-knit group," Loy said. "As long as they stay disciplined and are accountable to each other, everything else will take care of itself. We've had to put in a lot in a short period of time."
Trinity has a winning tradition, including four state championships.
"There is a winning tradition here," Loy said. "These guys are used to winning. But we're not going to be able to get off the bus and win. We'll have to go about it differently. We have to be prepared."
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