Coach Josh Deines enters his 8th season as the head coach of the Sandhills/Thedford Knights and will welcome 22 kids to the team this year which according to Deines is the largest number he’s had to work with during the time he has been head coach. Coach Deines recently received a nice honor as he was announced as one of the coaches for the 2020 Shrine Bowl all star football game. Deines is the only 8 man coach on either staff and will serve as an assistant for the North Team working with head coach Mark Macke of Lincoln High. The Knights will compete in the D2-8 district which includes last year’s D2 state runner-up Mullen as well as Medicine Valley, Maxwell, and Brady. Coach Deines told KCNI/KBBN Sports that one of the keys this year will be to develop consistency.
Sandhills/Thedford had an outstanding 2018 season finishing 8-2. With the departure of a talented senior class last season, filling those roles will be key for the Knights success but there will be a good core of players coming back who saw quality playing time last season. Coach Deines talks about some of the returning players that will help provide leadership for this year’s team
Sandhills/Thedford will be featured on KBBN 95.3 FM when they host Paxton on September 20th and when they close out the regular season October 24th on the road against Medicine Valley.
Listen to our full conversation with S/T head coach Josh Deines