Vic Grider taking over football Pirates again

Vic Grider.
photo Vic Grider.

Vic Grider career highlights

• Averaged more than 10 wins per season in compiling a 162-43 overall record, winning three state championships (1999, 2007, 2010) as head coach, one other as defensive coordinator (1994). • Won 10 district or region titles. • Coached 14 Mr. Football finalists, 46 all-state players. • The 354 combined wins for him and his dad are the most for any father-son coaching tandem in state history. • While Grider called the offensive plays in 1998, the Pirates led the nation with 51.1 points per game, and since the TSSAA implemented a mercy rule in 2006, Grider's teams beat 53 of the 83 teams they played in that six-year span by the 35-point mercy rule.