BEDFORD, Va. (WFXR) — It was a whirlwind last couple of months for the Liberty High School football program. In the middle of June after 20 years as Minutemen’s head coach Chris Watts resigned to accept an assistant coach position at Davidson College. As you can expect, Liberty had to scramble to find a replacement. In the middle of July, Liberty High School officials made the call to former Minutemen player in Daryl Robertson. Robertson played on Liberty’s 2002 Class AA Division 3 state title team. Recently, Robertson was an assistant coach at E.C. Glass and William Fleming.

“It is still all brand new to me. It hasn’t hit me yet. It was a breath of fresh air to get out there and get with the team. This is my fifth practice. I have seen the team 9 times before since then. It is still setting in with me. It has been a great thing so far. It has been a great feeling so far. The kids are amazing. It is home. It is great to be back home,” said Robertson.

“There is definitely more energy. Everybody works harder in this atmosphere. Everybody wants to work harder out goal is to win,” said Liberty junior tackle/defensive end Justin Debusk.

“I didn’t know coach Watts was going to leave. None of us knew. But when he did leave you know Harloss told us about coach Robertson coming in. His experience and what he did here and what he did out of here so that gave me a lot of hope,” said Liberty senior fullback/middle linebacker Bryce Snead.

Robertson defines a successful season.

“That we show up and compete everyday. As long as we go out and compete everyday the results will take care of itself. The day’s that we don’t show up and compete that is when we don’t find out about the success. The main goal is to always show up and to always compete,” said Robertson.