By Barry H. Hendrix
“Thomasville is a place that has a lot of tradition and expectations,” said Greg Crager, the new head football coach at Thomasville High School. “Those are two key ingredients for success. Those are things I don’t take lightly. I value tradition, and I value expectations. I have high expectations for myself and those around me.”
He spoke March 16 to members of the Thomasville City Board of Education. The meeting was held in the THS library.
Crager replaces Jack Hankins Jr., who recently retired from Thomasville and took a head coaching position with Wayne County High School in Waynesboro, Miss.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be here,” Crager said. “I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to lead Thomasville High School football. The new coach began work on March 8, and he spoke of the many outstanding teachers and staff he had met on campus. “People are a great asset. Over the last week, I have been able build relationships with the young men and coaches (with the Tiger football team), and get to know them. I can see why there are such great expectations. There are great people here.
“I’m proud to be a Thomasville Tiger, and I’m glad to be working with each one of you.”
The school board formally approved March 16 Crager’s supplemental employment contract through the end of the 2021-2022 school year.