The Apalachee High School football program is looking to put the 2013 season behind it.
The Wildcats, who finished 0-10 last fall, have entered the summer portion of their offseason workouts for the 2014 season and veteran coach Shane Davis said he likes what he has seen from his players in terms of attitude.
“We’ve had good numbers in our offseason program,” the coach said Sunday. “We are looking to continue that as we move closer to the new season.”
Davis announced the hiring of two new assistant coaches for this fall. One coach is new to the program while another is a former assistant returning.
Charles Liggett will be the team’s new defensive coordinator after working at Nature Coast High School near Orlando, Fla. for more than a decade, including time as the program’s head coach. Liggett will be the defensive coordinator for AHS.
Scott Bates, a former long time Wildcat assistant, returns to the program this season after taking a couple of years off as he and his wife began a family. Bates will continue coaching the AHS girls soccer program as well. Bates will coach the linebackers and wide receivers.
Returning coaches for the Wildcats include long-time offensive coordinator Joel Miller, offensive line coach/assistant head coach Matt Sorrells and assistants David Seawright and Sal Battaglia.
AHS will have two preseason scrimmages this year since it did not have spring practice.