Reedley College has a newly appointed full-time, permanent, head football coach. Rob Hartenfels, while only recently chosen for the permanent position, has been at the helm of the Tiger’s football program for the last year. He also put in some time on staff as an assistant with the prior head coach. Additionally, Coach Hartenfels has an extensive experience in college coaching despite his relatively young age.
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There’s not a lot to say, beyond the obvious, about Reedley College’s 58-7 loss to Fresno City College this past Saturday night at Radcliffe Stadium.
The Tigers were dominated in every aspect of the game; from defense and offense, to placekicking and punting. The numbers are ugly, so there’s no need to repeat them. The Tigers lost to a superior opponent.
There’s a word that describes what will be needed from the fans at Reedley College football games this season, and that word is “patience.”
Reedley College recently announced that they had hired Eric Marty as their new head football coach. KRL has had a close connection with football at Reedley College since our beginning, so we were excited to interview Eric.
The Reedley College Tigers opened the 2014 football season with a 37-16 win over Mendocino College Saturday night at Reedley High School Stadium.
Looking back on the year in sports is always a little difficult. Not because there's not much to talk about, but because it's hard to remember everything that happened, especially events from the beginning of the year.
To have a successful Athletic Department, any school–be it a high school, a junior college or a four year college–has to have a dedicated and hard working Athletic Director. Reedley College is blessed to have one of those people heading their athletic department–Javier Renteria. Javier’s “life journey,” and how he ended up as A.D. at Reedley College is really fascinating. He shared that story with me recently.
Golfers call it “The Click”. It’s the moment when all the practice comes together and you suddenly realize your swing is perfect, and you can make the golf ball do anything you want. The Reedley College Tigers may very well have felt the football version of “The Click” Saturday night in Coalinga, when they played perhaps their finest game in the past three years, defeating West Hills College 42-24.
Momentum or confidence - which is more important? If your talking about the Reedley College Tigers Football team, they had a little of both going into last Friday’s game against Diablo Valley in Pleasanton, but neither did them any good, as they lost 49-21.
Many college football coaches believe that the biggest improvement in a team comes between the first and second game of the season. If that's actually true, the Reedley College football team is in serious trouble.