Trinity brings back varsity football, hires Marcus Law as head coach

MORGANTOWN — It’s been five years since Trinity Christian was able to last field a high school football team, but this fall, the Warriors will head back to the gridiron, welcoming its second varsity program since the school opened its doors in 1997.
On Wednesday at Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, Trinity administration announced the addition of football to its athletic programs and named Marcus Law as the new head coach.
As of now as a Class A representative in the WVSSAC, the Warriors have seven games on their schedule rather than the standard 10 since they’re off to a late start in the process, but athletic director Cary Woods said they are working diligently to try and get the schedule complete.
Trinity, which hosts elementary, middle and high school students, believes the success of its middle school football program, which began last season, in peaked interest in getting it back at the high school level.
“In the feeling out process with the kids, we felt there was interest between about 17-20 students, and with having middle school football, that was a driving force in a lot of interest,” Woods said. “We only had a few eighth-graders last year, but they really talked about wanting to play.”
Trinity began with a varsity program in 2009 and went 2-8 in its first season, dropping the program in 2010. In 2011, the school introduced a 7-on-7 team that last three years , but in 2014, then coach Jeff Hostetler brought back 11-on-11 at the J.V. level, but that was the last high school team at the school.
The numbers in the student body did not allow the program to continue, but Woods believes there are enough now to reinstate the program.
“We’ve always wanted to have football,” Woods said. “When I was just a part of the school as a parent, that Friday night excitement and taking in games from the stands was really something no other sport can provide. The people within the school that make a lot of decisions said it just needs to be the right time to do this again, and right now, it feels like the right time.”

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