2018-08-08 / Front Page

Head Football Coach David Bell Speaks to Lions

Pirates Head Football Coach David Bell Pirates Head Football Coach David Bell The Colquitt Lions Club met last Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at Moby Dick.

Colquitt Lions Club is known to do what the International organization’s logo says, “We Serve.” This meeting on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, was no exception.

Lion President Stacie Pickle opened the meeting at Moby Dick after a delicious lunch, with a call to order. Lion Martin Evans blessed the food, and all present stood for the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. The guests were introduced, and Tail- Twister John Cockey went over questions that will be asked at the next meeting, so he can accumulate more fines for our club if they aren’t answered correctly. Reports were then read and approved.

A special donation was then presented to Deon Foster, who is a Board Member and Coach for the Miller County Recreation Department, in the amount of $1000. This donation will assist in purchasing uniforms for our Miller County Youth Football League. Jeb Bell, Spring Creek Park/Miller County Recreation Director, was unable to attend due to a meeting/training.

Lions club members Bob Travis (left) and Stacie Pickle (right) present check to Deon Foster. Lions club members Bob Travis (left) and Stacie Pickle (right) present check to Deon Foster. August Program Chairman, Lion T.J. Cook, then introduced our new Miller County Pirates High School Football Coach, David Bell. Coach Bell talked about growing up in Miller County and the impact that the Lions Club had on him as a young boy through the organization coordinating/coaching the youth football league. He graduated from Miller County High School in 1986. He has been in education since 1994 where he taught mathematics and physical education. He has a MA in Math Ed from Albany State University. He also talked about the upcoming Pirates’ football season and team, and seems optimistic about having a good season.

David will be the head football coach of the Pirates as well as teaching math. He has two children, Laura Leigh Bell Roquemore and Clay Bell, and one beautiful granddaughter, Caroline Scott Roquemore.

Coach Bell takes the lead role behind Coach Brent Miller. Coach Miller was the head football coach for the last three years at Miller County. He coached 33 games and had an overall record of 21 wins (63.64%) and 12 losses (36.36%).

Good luck to Coach Bell as he takes over the head coaching job. “Once a Pirate, always a Pirate.”

The meeting was adjourned.

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