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As the search goes on for the replacement of out going Head Coach Football Coach Jim Walsh Jr, It appears that there are signed petitions requesting for one of the current assistant football coaches at Bradwell Institute, be chosen as the new Head Football Coach. I don't know Jeff Miller personally. But what I do know is that it would not be in the best interest of Bradwell Institute to hire him on as the new Head Football Coach. For the past few years we have been requesting positive change in the Football program, and now that the BOE has acted on our request, we need to stay the course, and hire the next Head Football Coach from the outside.

"The program at Bradwell Institute has become so dysfunctional that any current member of the staff would, regardless of intention or skill, be hard pressed to change a culture that he was a part of. I just do not think he could sell something new to teenagers".

Bradwell Football need a new Head Football Coach with a positive track record that has no strings attached. Again the citizens of Hinesville, and Liberty County deserve a "NEW COACH FROM THE OUTSIDE" who can turn this program around, embrace this town, and the town embraces him. Why continue doing the same thing, and expect a different result each time you try? It's insane to do that. You want something positive, and achieve something you haven't had before, then you have to do something different you have never done before. You have to change the way you think. You don't put new wine into old bottles because the bottles may break. A new coach from within will be just that, new wine in an old bottle.

BOE members I strongly urge you to not to hire from within the Liberty County School System to replace out going Jim Walsh Jr. It will be a major mistake to do so. There are great Coaches in the State that have great success. I'm quite sure that members from the Harvey Overton Booster Club are very able in assisting with the recruitment process. These are long standing members whom have been with this program since I attended Bradwell Institute as a student. I'm not the only person who believe that the next hire should be from the outside. The students at Bradwell Institute mean well who has rounded up a petition in support of hiring from within. Let's not be persuaded by emotional matters, but stick with the needs of the program, and what we respectfully request.

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HMJC commented on Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 15:41 PM

I 100% agree, Miller was not that great as an assistent coach either. He is part of what is wrong with the BI program. To be honest Mock is the only coach out of the whole lot I would keep on. All the others are Walsh prodigies that have not been successful for going on 6 years now. With that said, lets be realistic, do not see a long line of coaches that are established jumping on the BI bandwagon. The best we can hope for is at least do the due dilligence on whomever we bring in insuring that he is what is best for the team over all.

SportsFan31313 commented on Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 18:22 PM


Yes. I can't stress this enough. It will be a very bad idea to hire from within. I know of at least one Coach from Region 1-AAAAAA would be interested if given the opportunity. We all know that Region 1-AAAAAA is by far the strongest Region in the State. I sure hope that coaches did not stoop to an all time low to ask these students to petition for them.

HMJC commented on Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 09:06 AM

One thing these young men need to realize is that there is a vast differance between what you want and what you need. The boys might have a decent connection with coach Miller; this does not mean it will translate into a succesful program. I truly hope they do what is best for the boys as oppossed to the good old boys.

Georgeann7 commented on Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 09:23 AM

I TOTALLY agree. While Coach Miller is a nice guy and a great defensive coach, I believe that we need to go outside to find someone new with new ideas. We also need a coach who is interested in getting the players to the next level in their education and football and knows how to do that. We need someone who can motivate these kids and get the ones who wouldn't play before because they didn't want to play for a team that loses. (I was told this by several kids) What I think also needs to happen is give the coach a contract for so many years. You don't produce.....you're out, on to the next. He needs to know and understand that. If he's good, reward him. If not, he's gotta go!
We also need to find someone who can bring in talent from outside the area for coaching positions. Stop keeping ones around who are coaching because they "know" someone. Enough is enough.
Bring back big Friday nights where everyone WANTS to be at the football game and there is standing room only! Where footballs are being thrown out all of the time because we are making touchdowns!
Out with the old, in with the new!! Let's get this party started!

TigerPride84 commented on Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 13:00 PM

Miller is a good coach, loves the kids, and knows the school. Why not give him a chance? Who else is going to take a job with no support from administration or board. Won't put players into weight room, won't hire coaches,won't do anything that other programs do. Nothings going to change, at least Miller knows this.

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 13:44 PM


"The program at Bradwell Institute has become so dysfunctional that any current member of the staff would, regardless of intention or skill, be hard pressed to change a culture that he was a part of. I just do not think he could sell something new to teenagers".

I hope this answers your question ....

TigerPride84 commented on Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 13:48 PM

And my point was, if the administration of the school and the school board do NOT want change, then it don't matter who's hired, let Miller have a chance. Head coaches can only do what they are allowed.

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 14:02 PM


I heard that they are candidates from the outside who have interest in being hired as the new Gead Football Coach at Bradwell Institute. In addition, to be very honest with you, was Jeff Miller the Defensive Coordinator for the Bradwell Institute Tigers Football Team? The very same Jeff Miller whose Defense was beaten up and down the field this past football season, and seasons prior? Coach Jim Walsh has blame because he was the Football Coach. But he does not stand alone here. There is a lot of blame to go around, and Coach Jeff Miller is second in line of getting blamed. Again, the new Head Football Coach need to be hired from outside of Liberty County. The is the request of season ticket holders and supporters who want total change in leadership.
If anyone is hired from within, it will totally a list program and the end of Bradwell Football program . The stakes can not be any higher than it is right now. I strongly urge the BOE to hire a new Head Football Coach from the outside.

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 14:06 PM


Not surprising. I knew he would do that. He want to Coach. Not just coach, but be the Head Football Coach some where. Who wouldn't ? His teaching was secondary . He will find a place that will best fit him somewhere. I'm confident he will.

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 14:19 PM

Pardon my typos. I was trying to say that if a coach is hired from within, then it will be a futile program and that will be the end of Bradwell Football, from what we as supporters are hoping for.

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 17:07 PM

Coach Walsh had been doing this (Coaching) mostly, or his entire career. He grew up in the sport, playing on every level through collegiate level.

He has coached in some capacity up to the collegiate level as well. In my opinion, coaching is Coach Walsh passion, and his love for the sport. I'm confident that he will land a Head Coaching Position somewhere.

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Apr 22, 2013 at 22:57 PM

Jimmy D,

Thank you for your kind words. It is duly noted. All I ever wanted was the same as the silent majority wanted. That was a change for a better Football Program, even if it meant the removal of Coach Jim Walsh Jr. Nothing was ever personal. It was business. Yes it took a few years before people realized what I was saying, and mow they understand. Let us all give a warm welcome to the new Head Football Coach. The work in rebuilding this program back to prominence wont be easy, but it can be done. Because if the prior dismal seasons, and a program that was so bad, the bar will defimitely be raised, and the standards will be high. But I have confidence that Coach Adam Carter is the Coach that can tebuild this program, and bring back the pride to Bradwell Institute. I ask the fans, the alumni, the supporters, parents, falculty, and staff to join in, abd support Coach Carter in whatever he needs to rebuild this prigram. Lets donate, Lets buy season tickets, lets pack the Stadium to capacity. Lets do whatever we can to make this program great.

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Apr 22, 2013 at 22:58 PM

Pardon the typos...

cp38 commented on Thursday, Jan 08, 2015 at 19:22 PM

look at where yall are with a new coach. . . 0-10 with pleny more seasons like that in store at this rate. I believe this is what KARMA looks like! LOL

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 at 14:15 PM

Karma for who? No Karma for me sir. I call it like I see it. Walsh was a terrible coach, and never was a good fit for Bradwell Institute Football. Coach Clifford Johnson handed him the reigns to take over a good solid program, that worked well. All Walsh had to do was simply show up. The team ran itself. However; This is the Coach first year, if you realize that. It took Walsh years to successfully tear the program down. Surely you would know that it will take more than one year to get Bradwell Institute back to winning games don't you?

Tiger5 commented on Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 16:57 PM

Pay no attention to whomever cp38 is. Obviously this individual has no clue about high school football or more specifically BI football.

SportsFan31313 commented on Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 at 15:08 PM

I agree with you Tiger 5.

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