Gwd.'s Blosser retires from coaching track
Sentell Peake excited to be head coach
Saturday, March 01, 2014 12:00 AM
Doug Blosser spent the previous 28 years coaching high school track.
He coached Abbeville for 15 years, guiding the boys track program to state titles in 1997 and '98. After that, he spent 13 years at Greenwood, molding individual state champions such as Matthew Lights and Jarad Jeter.
Blosser won't be coaching Greenwood this year because he retired from leading track and will instead spend more time with his 11-year-old daughter, Alyssa, and 13-year-old son, Jake. Sentell Peake, who coached Greenwood's jumping events last year, is now the overall Greenwood track coach.
Blosser won't completely step away from coaching, as he remains involved in the Eagles' football program (he coached the ninth-grade team's offensive and defensive lines last season).
The 1998 South Carolina Coaches Association coach of the year, Blosser said the decision to leave track was somewhat difficult.
"Track just took so much time away from my kids," Blosser said. "I do miss the athletes at track, but now, I'm happy to find more time to be with my kids and watch what they want to do. It was just time for a change."
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