RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The TJ football program can go nowhere but up. But now the school believes they finally have a man to take them there.
Former Glen Allen and Deep Run assistant Chad Hornik took over as the new head coach at Thomas Jefferson. Instantly he began to change the culture - renovating the locker room, buying new helmets and uniforms, and bringing pride to being a member of the TJ football team.
It has worked in bringing players out - the team finished with 18 players last year. Hornik has over 50 on his team right now. He says some new ones show up everyday.
Establishing pride has not been easy. TJ has not won a game since 2007, and has a 4-76 record over the past 8 years.
Hornik believes he has a coaching staff to help turn this new excitement to wins on the field.