Longtime assistant to lead Fulton

by Rob Tetro

Jeff Rothrock is going into his 16th season as a Fulton football coach.

This season, however, will be his first as a head coach.

Rothrock is replacing Mike Conners, who was hired as the athletic director and football coach in Oswego.

Rothrock pointed out that Fulton’s football program isn’t at the level that it needs to be.

He added that the coaching staff is ready to set the foundation for development towards the competitive landscape that they feel they belong in.

Part of this process includes working to increase competition from a week to week basis with the expectation of being even tougher on game day.

Rothrock said he hopes to create an environment where his players are developing on and off the field.

“Whether that growth is as a football player, in the classroom or as a person, we will challenge them to become better,” Rothrock said.

Craig Halladay, Bob Galini J.r, Chuck Bono and Chuck VanBuren will serve as assistant coaches.

Fulton football practices begin Aug. 13.

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