Marvin Sedberry Jr.

Terrell High School varsity football coach Marvin Sedberry Jr.

The Terrell High School varsity football team will have Marvin Sedberry Jr.; lead the way as the Tigers head coach starting this season.

Previously, Sedberry was the head coach at Naaman Forest High School in Garland. He was also the school’s athletic director. Sedberry has 14 years of coaching experience and started coaching football at age 27. He was the offensive coordinator at Lake Highlands, head coach and campus coordinator at Fort Worth Polytechnic and he was the head coach and campus coordinator at Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown.

The Terrell Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hire of Sedberry on Wednesday, May 1. Sedberry replaces Mike Shields who become the athletic director and head football coach at McGregor High School in Waco.

“One of the things I use, especially if you follow me on Twitter, is the hash tag tiger tough,” Sedberry said. “What the [fans] are going to see is a football team that is tough. They’re going to see a team that is disciplined. A team that is going to play football the right way.”

Sedberry said the Tiger offense is going to be multiple with different types of formations that is going to be used throughout the game and season. On defense, Sedberry said the Tigers are going to be running a four-man front.

Terrell had its first scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 16 against Fort Worth Poly and Dallas Lincoln. Sedberry said senior Khalid Johnson, senior Stephen Idemudia, senior Jaquavious Morris all had good scrimmages and are players to keep on eye-on during the season.

Idemudia is a wide receiver and cornerback for the Tigers.

“He’s become a big-time cover corner,” Sedberry said of Idemudia. He’s a big physical kid.”

Johnson is listed as a running back and linebacker for the Tigers.

“It showed the other night, he’s explosion. He has some ability to do some things that your average athlete can’t do,” Sedberry said.

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football 2019 season preview issue predicted Ennis to be district champions this season.

Sedberry said all the teams in district are the teams to beat.

“I can’t say one team sticks out more than the others,” Sedberry said about the district competition. “For us, were a new staff so every opponent creates challenges for us because they don’t know what they’re going to do and we don’t know what they’re going to do because we don’t have that familiarity with them. Right now, we’re going to take it one game at a time.”

Sedberry said the Tigers are getting better every day.

“The kids are really absorbing what we’re trying to teach. It’s a lot of information because our numbers are low and we have to teach the kids how to play both sides of the ball,” Sedberry said. “The have to absorb a new terminology, new coaches and they have to absorb the classroom stuff as well. But we do feel like we’ve gotten better everyday. The big thing we ask the kids is that when they’re at practice, we ask them to put the worlds problems away and focus on athletics and focus on how to get better. They’ve bought into that right now and we’re super optimistic and excited about what we have.”

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