KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Longtime football coach Steve Rampy is turning over a new leaf at Staley High School.
The former coach at Blue Valley, Pittsburg State University and Lawrence crossed the state line to find his newest challenge in the Northland, overhauling the Falcons' football program.
Ahead of their Jamboree on Friday, Rampy said he's getting to know his new team fast — but sees the effort and intensity is there.
“I might be a little more vocal than some of the guys that they’ve had in the past, so they’re getting use to that and were getting use to each other... I love the kids' attitudes though on the practice field. We have a great group of seniors that really provide great leadership and come here everyday to work hard,” Rampy said.
As the players continue to adjust to the new culture, new practice schedule and entirely new offense, Rampy adjusts to a new array of opponents his scheme has never seen before.
“Every week will be a new week for me, so the evaluation and the analysis of the opponents is going to be really really fun and it's going to be exciting.”
Rampy said he is ready to get Staley back to playing championship football using the advice of one of the greatest coaches — Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.
“Everyday, and it is an Andy Reid concept, you take one opponent at a time, and we even break it down more than that — we want to take one play at a time. We just wanna try to be good on this play and then regroup and do it again," Rampy said.