Coach’s Expectations


Ethan Horn

Last year was an overall good year for GBHS sports. However, many teams still have room to improve. Teams all throughout GBHS have made necessary improvements to better help them succeed.  

   Coach Alt, the athletic director here at GBHS, has very high expectations for every team. Alt said that, “Obviously, the expectation is to make it to regionals, but more importantly to make it to state.” Most teams have made improvements by bringing up players through the JV and freshman teams. When asked about the GBHS varsity basketball team, Alt said, “I’m optimistic. Lots of returners and new faces from the JV and freshman teams.” When asked about improvements his team made, Coach Cobb, one of the basketball coaches, said, “Over the summer, we lifted three days a week and practiced four days. We also went to UWF and Valdosta to play.” Cobb also said that he expects his returners to make a big impact this season. With this team going 21-7 last season, the pressure is on for them to make it to state.  

   Another standout team from last season was the men’s varsity soccer team. The team, which was primarily led by the class of 2022 is looking to hit the ground running this year. Leading this team is last seasons top scorer Will Woodward. Woodward scored 12 goals last season and assisted nine. When asked about the upcoming season, Coach Alt said,” I’m really excited to watch the boys this season. We hope to make it to state.” Along with the basketball team, the soccer team brings players up through their JV and freshman teams. Doing this allows them to have a variety of skill sets and players needed for certain situations. With their chance at state last year taken away from them in an unfortunate 1-3 loss to Arnold High School, the team is looking for redemption this season. With their record being 18-3-2 last season, the team is looking to better themselves this year. 

    Last years baseball season came to a close with a very unfortunate ending. The Dolphins look to bounce back from this with a strong start this upcoming season. The record last season was 12-12, while the team was also 5-0 in the district. Juan Salcido, a returning player this season, was asked about what improvements were made in the offseason. Salcido said, “We played summer baseball and lifted to improve as a team.” Coach Alt had this to say about the varsity baseball team, “Same thing, great group of kids. Some returning faces and some coming from sub varsity levels.” 

   At the end of the interview, Coach Alt said, “All programs have been exceptional this season. Not only in the gym or on the field, but in the classroom.” He later went on to say “We’re proud of all of our athletes.”