I am Coach Stephen Boyd, the Athletic Director at Upson-Lee, and I wanted to let you know about some exciting things we have going on this year at UL. Our goal this year, besides winning ball games, is to unite our community with the slogan, “It’s all about the UL.” It’s time for us to uplift our programs with coaching up our kids in the classroom, at practice, on the playing field, and at home. This is one of the best coaching staffs in the state, and I promise they will give their 100 percent in the classroom and on the playing field to your child. We expect and demand the same from our student athletes. What we need from our community is support.
Come to our games and cheer for your kids and our school because they represent us to the rest of the state. We need to have pride in what we do and what we represent. Upson-Lee has a tradition of winning, and it’s time we work together to bring that tradition back in the classroom and on the field.
We have a new look and a new approach to this year. Matthews Field has a new look. We have a new Knights’ logo painted on top of the field house at Matthew’s Field, and a big UL painted in front of Matthews Field’s ticket booth. We also have a sign designated for our student section, labeled “Matthews Maniacs,” and also for our Middle School students. The scoreboard is getting refurbished and repainted. We also have a new sound system being installed this week at Matthews Field, and it will rock the ground and have a speaker facing the parking lot for tailgating. Mrs. Jana Marks is going to sing the Star Spangled Banner at our first home game on Sept. 12 with a wireless microphone.
There are some other things we have planned, but you will have to come to the games to find out. I promise you will not be disappointed. Each team this year, including our band and guard, will have a banner with their picture on it so our parents and visitors can see who is on our varsity teams.
We have some banners to hang up around the school telling people they are in Knight Country. So come to our gym for volleyball, our softball complex to watch some softball action, and of course Matthews Field for football and watch our kids on the gridiron. It is time to get it done! We thank you for your support! UL!