And when I say that this week- I mean that in both the figurative and literal sense.
Rick Tomberlin is back as a head coach in 2018 and, this time, he is back in Baxley at Appling County -- close to a 3-and-a-half hour drive from Atlanta (unless you get lost on the way to the school and don’t pay attention to GPS while multi-tasking in the car… but, that’s a story for another day).
He took a year’s sabbatical after taking Calvary Day to the playoffs in 2016. The time away helped rejuvenate him and his desires on the sidelines.
“I think, sometimes, you look at fighters … look at a George Foreman … he retired, came back, and won a world championship,” Tomberlin says. “I think there’s some restoration and renewed focus and enthusiasm there. I’m back coaching and that’s what I’m supposed to do and I’m doing it in my home town. It’s good to be back and good to be doing it.”