The Sturgeon Bay football team is in its first full week of practice, preparing for the 2011 season. A familiar face returns to the Clippers sideline as Dan McCarty is back with the program after spending the past four years as an assistant coach with the University of Wisconsin – Stout football team. McCarty, who will serve as Sturgeon Bay’s defensive coordinator, was prepared not to coach at any level this season…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/mccarty-was-he-hoping-to-coach-this-season1.mp3|titles=MCCARTY 1]
Coach McCarty believes he has grown as a coach since leaving Sturgeon Bay for Stout…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/mccarty-has-he-grown-as-a-coach-since-leaving1.mp3|titles=MCCARTY 2]
McCarty was part of the coaching staff when Sturgeon Bay won the state championship back in 2004. He laid out the goals that he has for the Clippers in 2011…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/mccarty-what-he-hopes-for-this-years-clippers-team1.mp3|titles=MCCARTY 3]
And Sturgeon Bay head coach Gary Rabach is happy to have McCarty back…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/rabach-what-does-having-mccarty-back-mean-to-the-team.mp3|titles=RABACH 1]
The Clippers first game is Friday, August 19th at Wrightstown.