PRC hire new OC and offensive line coach, Chambliss

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, June 15, 2016

TC Chambliss coaches his offensive line the basic fundamentals during summer workouts for the Blue Devils.

TC Chambliss coaches his offensive line the basic fundamentals during summer workouts for the Blue Devils.

Pearl River Central High School added three new coaches to their varsity football staff this off-season, one being TC Chambliss.

Chambliss is the assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and the offensive line coach. Throughout high school and college, Chambliss played on the offensive line.

“From being in the trenches for most of my career, I grew into a coach that is big on the fundamentals. The offensive line is very fundamentally sound, and I feel that if I had success with it, I can pass it down to the kids in hopes of them becoming successful as well,” said Chambliss.

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After Chambliss played at PRCC, he went into the business world for around 10 years, he said, but missed being on the field and all the interactions he had.

“I did not like being inside working all day, it just wasn’t me. I have a heart for helping the young people, so I decided to follow my heart,” said Chambliss.

He said he spent more time with his coaches during his playing years, than with his family at times, one of them being Pearl River Central Head Coach Larry Dolan.

“Coach Dolan was my offensive line coach. Not only that, but I have coached under him at three different schools. We have a great chemistry. I believe in everything he does and one day when I am my own head coach, I aspire to be as influential as he is,” said Chambliss.

Before accepting the job at PRC, Chambliss coached a total of six years, four at Brooklyn Forrest County Agricultural High School, and two years at Columbia Academy.

From his experience, Chambliss said the best part of coaching is seeing where the kids go as adults.

“Preparing the kids for competition is one thing, but preparing them for the competition of things in life outside of sports is even more important. Coaches should not only be concerned about making these young people better players, but also better people. At the time, kids don’t realize what all the hard work and rigorous training in sports can do in the long run in life, but when they come back and say ‘Thank you for pushing me to my limits and making me a better man,’ that’s what coaching is all about,” said Chambliss.

Chambliss said he will be coaching “until they put me into a box,” he said. “I couldn’t imagine doing anything else because it is in my blood and I love it.”

Pearl River Central opens their 2016-17 season at Forrest County Agricultural.

“It’s the first time I have been there since we won the State Championship in 2013. I am very excited for the game and look forward to a great season with Pearl River Central,” said Chambliss.