Olds reaches 150 wins
One hundred and fifty wins as a head coach. Not many people can say that. But Kings head football coach Andy Olds achieved this feat last Thursday with a 24-17 victory over rival Loveland.
“It just shows longevity. I feel that I’ve been blessed to be able to say I’ve been the head coach here for 18 years,” Olds said.
Olds preferred to focus on the what the win would mean to this season rather than him personally. In a game that meant more than a W in the win column, the Knights prevailed over Loveland in a hard fought game. Olds talked all week about “getting back on track”. He also said, “coming off the circumstances of a loss to Turpin and a tough week of practice, this game had more to it than getting my 150th win.”
The 150th win meant a great deal to some of the other coaches as well. Assistant coach and first year Math teacher Ryan Frambes, a Kings 2009 graduate, was also excited about the win. As a former Knight having played for both Olds and Coach Ron Corradini, Frambes experienced this milestone from the other side of the field.
“It’s just awesome to be able to come back and be a part of it all,” Frambes said. “Coaching and learning from the guys that coached me is an incredible opportunity”.
A strong coaching staff and a group of players who are close and always ready to work helped Coach Olds achieve this milestone last week. After a tough home loss to Turpin, Olds said he was confident that his team would bounce back.
“I knew we were going to have a great week when I walked into the trainer’s office Saturday following the loss and saw our guys hanging out together, upbeat and ready to work,” he said.
Olds said he loves the community and spirit of Kings and feels that it is why he has stayed for 18 years and 150 wins.
“Kings has been my dream school. I’ve had other job offers but I have never even called anyone back.”
The Knights take on Walnut Hills Friday night in the castle for Homecoming.