Mr. Reddicks Tours Florida
by Nick DiGiovanni on Friday, April 26th, 2013
By now, spring sports teams are well into their seasons, and based on the respectable results the Mustangs have turned in so far, the pre-season Florida trips seem to have paid off. This year, Athletics Director Lamar Reddicks was able to tour Florida to check in with all of the teams’ spring training camps. The teams were spread throughout different parts of the state: Softball and Baseball in Tampa, Sailing in Miami, and Boys and Girls Lacrosse in St. Petersburg. Each team spent almost a week in Florida, and the athletes put in hours of hard work on the field along with time for relaxation and fun.
It was Mr. Reddicks’ first year visiting teams in Florida, and he said that he “enjoyed it and [is] looking forward to going again next year.” He spent about a day with each team, watching the players practice hard for part of the day and later enjoying a relaxing dinner with them. Mr. Reddicks “was really impressed” with what he witnessed, and after watching the routines, drills, and nuances of each team, he was able to “see why the trips are so valuable to [the] teams as they begin the spring season.” In addition to visiting all of the sports that take place on land, he was able to get out on the water to watch the sailing team. A self-proclaimed landlubber and stranger to sailing, Mr. Reddicks described going out on the water as “an experience in itself!”
Mr. Reddicks’ visit to Florida this spring was instrumental in forming a relationship between each individual team and the Athletic Department. A friendly and approachable leader of the athletic program, Mr. Reddicks continued to show his commitment to each team with this visits this March. Having already forged the Mustangs’ basketball program into an ISL juggernaut, he is looking to expand Milton’s dominance in other sports. Not only has Mr. Reddicks ensured the immediate success of the basketball team on the court and in the recruiting department, but he has also given the entire Athletic Program the opportunity to perform at the highest level.
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