The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from a Taylorville High School coach, at their weekly meeting Tuesday at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
Lee Mateer is the T-H-S head wrestling coach as well as the defensive coordinator for the Tornadoes football team. He gave Kiwanis members his philosophy on coaching, and prospects for the football team this fall.
Mateer is in his 13th year at Taylorville High School, and said his message to athletes he's coached over the years is to be engaged in their community, and added he's worked to build relationships with all of the student athletes he coaches.
Mateer said that over 100 students are out for football this fall, which is a record number, and added that the Apollo Conference will be even stronger in the 2017-18 school year with the addition of Mahomet-Seymour and Lincoln.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.