This year, the varsity football team is excited to welcome Bryson Rosser at the Head Coaching position. The promotion comes in his third year with Belmont Hill, having moved from coaching high school football in Tennessee. Coach Rosser has more experience than just coaching; he was a star quarterback in both highschool and college. Since then, he’s shared his vast knowledge of the game to many other people and communities. While his first coaching position was in Tennessee, he has also coached in New Jersey and Massachusetts. Additionally, he participated in an NFL Preseason internship with the Patriots. Coach Rosser has a total of fifteen years of experience under his belt and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge with the team and coaching staff.
While this is his third year at Belmont Hill, he has only had one true season of ISL football because of COVID-19. He told me that he thoroughly enjoyed the introduction and he appreciated the opportunity to “to get to know the athletes we had, learning the league, learning the coaches on our staff.” A big goal for him as well, no matter the title, is to grow as a coach and continue to get better. Coach Rosser says the head coach experience is challenging while fun, as no two days are alike and each brings their own litany of decisions.
Coach Rosser, in addition to technical adjustments and new play calling, has some ideas for team improvement this year. They all are tightly woven together and each one reflects aspects of the other in order to get his team working as one unit. His four pillars are: “Always Team Cohesion, Accountability and Trust, Knowledge of the Game and Situational Decisions on the Field.” He is confident that the team will be able to find successes on and off the field if they follow these guidelines. Another belief of his is the power of relationships with one another which he knows will help build the team up to become stronger overall. He has encouraged this by having team get-togethers, cheering on the younger teams and keeping a positive, open atmosphere.
While he has many great plans for the future, Coach Rosser also wants to value past traditions. Through his first few years, he has been able to experience many of the unique aspects of the Belmont Hill football program and wants to retain them moving forward. Some of these include the famous Belmont Hill jumping jacks as well as being able to see the “seniors come together for the ‘burn the shoe’ ceremony at the end of the season.” Nevertheless, Coach Rosser also wants to add some new traditions such as “senior letter writing to an underclassmen with tips and insight” on the season and an accountability workshop.
The Panel is excited for Coach Rosser’s debut year and wishes him well in future years to come. Make sure to look for him running up and down the sidelines of the next home football game!