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Campers learn from college coaches at Augusta Prep camp

Posted: July 9, 2013 - 11:10pm
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Dan Sutton of Vanderbilt University gives Augusta Prep football players some pointers at the camp, which was organized by Cavaliers coach Harry Bacheller.
Dan Sutton of Vanderbilt University gives Augusta Prep football players some pointers at the camp, which was organized by Cavaliers coach Harry Bacheller.

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At its football camp June 24-27, Augusta Prep veered away from its own system for a few days.

Cavaliers head coach Harry Bacheller thought bringing in some outside coaches would give players a chance to learn the sport from a different point of view.

“I’m coaching both middle school and high school so those kids see me all the time. And I’m coaching them in other sports, basketball and baseball,” said Bacheller, who is entering his fifth year at the school. ‘‘I tell the kids, these coaches might be coaching different techniques than we do here, but just go with it.”

And Bacheller broke it up between high school and college coaches. He brought in assistant coaches from reigning Division II national champion Valdosta State University, LaGrange College, The Citadel, the University of Tennessee at Martin and high school coaches from St. Pius X, where he used to coach among others.

Working at the camp was rewarding for the visiting coaches as well.

“A lot of these are assistant college coaches that are on break and want to make a little money,” Bacheller said.

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