Geibel will have to overcome shorthanded roster this season
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Low numbers have not deterred new Geibel football coach Sean Benjamin.
Benjamin, who served as an assistant coach under Angelo Dippolito in 2003, is glad to be given the chance to mold the Gators to his liking.
“I'm excited to be back at Geibel,” Benjamin said. “To come back and try to give my knowledge and help build the program is what excites me every day.”
For Benjamin, the first task will likely be trying to persuade Geibel students to join the team. Heading into training camp, the Gators had a preseason roster of just 13 players, although Benjamin was hopeful that a few more players would join the team before the start of the season. Despite the low numbers, Benjamin and his staff remain undeterred.
“Coaching football doesn't change,” Benjamin said. “We don't let (low numbers) affect our practices.”
The Gators, coming off a 1-8 season under former coach Ron Marciante, lost 13 players to graduation, and with such a small roster, every player will be expected to contribute.
“We have good kids who aren't afraid to work, and they are buying what we are selling,” Benjamin said.
Running the spread offense will be junior quarterback Brandon Kushnar.
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