Thursday, 20 February 2020 12:39

Annual 'State of the Program' address rescheduled

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Head coach Bryan Till will hold his third State of the Program address on Tuesday. Head coach Bryan Till will hold his third State of the Program address on Tuesday. Kyle Pillar — Sports Editor.

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Raider football fans looking forward to Bryan Till’s much-anticipated State of the Program address will have to wait a few more days.

The annual presentation, which Till has done each offseason since he became the Raiders’ head coach, will now be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Richmond Senior High School’s cafeteria.

Originally slated for Thursday, the check up on the Raiders was rescheduled due to the threat of inclement weather. Richmond County Schools will dismiss students at 1 p.m. on Thursday, effectively cancelling or postponing all after-school practices and events.

Till took to Twitter Thursday morning and tweeted that the event will take place at 6 p.m. but could change depending on the release of the Raider basketball team’s playoff schedule. The first round of the state playoffs are set for Tuesday, and Richmond is projected to have a home game.

“The time will still be 6 p.m., depending on the basketball playoff time,” the Tweet read. “It just gives us the opportunity to get more people there to hear about our program.”

Till, who is a big advocate for community support and involvement for players and fans alike, is encouraging fans to attend to learn more about where the Raider football program stands. 

During last year’s remarks, he said the Raiders were at a “pivotal” juncture and spoke about a variety of topics ahead of what was his most successful season as the Raiders’ coach.

This year, Till will highlight the program’s finances and intake from the 2019 season, planned player camps and coaching clinics and update fans on equipment, including the 24 Riddell SpeedFlex helmets that were won via a voting contest with the Carolina Panthers.

Till will also discuss the Raiders’ vision for the coming season and what the goals are for 2020.

Another major talking point will be Till’s push to have an indoor practice facility built on Richmond’s campus. 

Though the hopeful project is in its early stages, the idea would be for the facility to benefit not just the football team, but serve as a mutual benefit facility for other spring and fall sports.

Also on the schedule in the coming week is a football parent meeting, planned for Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. It will also be held in the school’s cafeteria and information about upcoming spring workouts will be discussed.

ROSports will record the State of the Program address and have it produced and available for viewing later Tuesday night.

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Kyle Pillar

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