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August 24, 2013
After a dismal, uninspiring 2012 season, there is a new ruler in town for Nelson County. And he has quite the job to do.
The Governors, who experienced a 2-8 campaign in 2012, hired Mark Poston to right the ship of a program that has been dwindling below mediocrity for quite some time.
It's been 11 years since the team's last winning record, so the task at hand is not easy for the experienced coach, who is ready to roll with his program.
Poston coached at Eastern Montgomery for seven years, taking the Mustangs to the Group A playoffs four out of the last five seasons.
While at the southwestern Virginia school, the coach had a combined record of 37-30, including a 13-1 season in 2010, where his team made the Group A title game.
Poston is known as a dedicated, hard-nosed coach who can get the most out of his kids by his voice of motivation. It's exactly what the school needs.
At Nelson, Poston hopes to continue to run his fast-paced, high-flying offense, giving the other teams little to no time to adjust in game.
Kids have taken notice.
"I think we have a whole lot more energy," senior offensive lineman/inside linebacker Alec Shifflett told The News & Advance.
"He's giving us a whole lot more energy than what we've had in the past because of his resume and his new offense is fast-paced and it's high-powered."
Poston replaces Mark Wells, who was 5-24 in three years as coach.
Nelson opens the season at Luray, part of a grueling schedule.
"We're looking to make really big passing plays," junior slot receiver/linebacker Ceaser Perkins told The News & Advance. "We've got a little bit of run in there, but it's going to be mostly passing and we're looking for those big plays we've been missing the last couple of years."
And those wins. Poston could be the guy to right the ship.