Bainbridge Bearcats add two coaches to football program

Published 11:05 am Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bearcats football coach Jeff Littleton is proud to announce the addition of two coaches to the Bainbridge High School team. 

Trace Laing, former head coach of East Gadsden High School, and Kirbie Bodiford, former coach for Turner County, are in the process of joining summer practices and acquainting themselves with the program.

Laing will coach defensive ends and Bodiford will coach wide receivers.

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Littleton said both coaches had the same philosophies and goals as coaches as he had, making them a perfect match for the Bearcat program.

“He’s going to be a really good addition,” Littleton said about Laing. “He’s very experienced and his philosophies are similar to mine. He’s in this for the kids, getting kids to the next level and teaching them responsibility and values.”

Laing has already been involved in summer practices. Bodiford will be joining in the coming weeks.

“Coach Littleton gave the opportunity to come over here and do D-line and I’m just excited,” Laing said. “It’s a good place to be. The kids work really hard and the facilities are good. I’m pretty excited.”

Laing played at Northern Michigan University before spending 10 years in the Canadian Football League. Bodiford played for Troy University in Alabama from 2002 to 2006.

Littleton said summer training so far has been a success.

“Our kids are working hard, they’re buying into our system,” he said. “They believe in what this coaching staff is doing right now. Because of that, we are going to get better as a football team and as a football program.”