Rotary Club of Emporia

Garin Higgins - Hornet Football

Posted by Jim Wayman on Sep 12, 2017
Head Hornet football coach Garin Higgins is creating a very well-run program with mostly Kansas talent and a great, young coaching staff. With only one full-ride football scholarship recipient, Coach Higgins has learned to make a total of 36 scholarships work among 75 to 80 football players. Among a team that only lost two games last year, and graduation rates of 75%-83% over several years, Hornet football players have shown that they are staying in school and graduating. 
When asked about developing a great program such as NW Missouri State, Coach Higgins gave these characteristics:
  • Recognizing and focusing on their strengths;
  • stability of staff;
  • when staff does leave, they go on as head football coaches elsewhere;
  • consistent, hard work from within their program.
It looks like Hornet Football is definitely headed in the right direction.