By Robert Fenbers
When Tevin Williams looks into the mirror he doesn’t see someone with a season-ending injury.
Instead, he sees an engaged player who is using his gifted talent in a different way.
Williams’ season was cut short after tearing his ACL in his right knee during an alumni game held on Aug 15th. Though this injury has kept Williams out of in-game action, it has not kept him off the field. “How do you like my new assistant coach?” joked Coach Anderson. While Anderson may be joking, Williams’ growing knowledge of the game has helped him become an even more noticeable verbal presence, especially in practices. He is a key asset to helping the players develop and improve their skills during this adverse season.
During a recent practice, Williams slowly walked out onto the field, while still wearing his leg cast. He gathered the players both new and old around him and gave them advice. This symbol of passion and leadership shows the team not only how special of a leader Williams has become, but also how much respect he has garnered.
Coach Anderson has noticed Williams’ new role. “He comes in as our player-coach, just keep him involved and keep his spirits high ya know.”
Tri-C has made a few changes in their lineup, but nothing drastic as Coach Anderson looks for improvement from his players as they prepare for their toughest stretch in their schedule. They have got to understand their role,” said Anderson. Williams is still getting used to his new role, but has made it clear he intends to be at all home games in support of his team.
With a record of 1-3, Tri-C looks to improve as Williams looks on, ready to lend his in-game experience at any time for his team.