Derby Day is gooey fun for freshman athletes


Thursday, November 8th, 2012
Issue 45, Volume 16.


Derby Day is gooey fun for freshman athletes - John Raifsnider photo. - Chloe Jahr, left, gives Fallbrook High freshman football player Misha Johnson a pie to the face during Derby Day held at the school Nov. 2. Freshman football coach Greg Madden hosts the fun annual event to celebrate the end of the season.
Chloe Jahr, left, gives Fallbrook High freshman football player Misha Johnson a pie to the face during Derby Day held at the school Nov. 2. Freshman football coach Greg Madden hosts the fun annual event to celebrate the end of the season.

Derby Day is gooey fun for freshman athletes - John Raifsnider photo. - Jeremiah Duran, a freshman football player at Fallbrook High gets some unwanted
make-up applied to his face during Derby Day, a celebration at the end of the season for players hosted by head coach Greg Madden.  Despite his initial protests, Duran and his fellow players enjoyed several goofy (and gooey) games that Madden organized.
Jeremiah Duran, a freshman football player at Fallbrook High gets some unwanted make-up applied to his face during Derby Day, a celebration at the end of the season for players hosted by head coach Greg Madden.  Despite his initial protests, Duran and his fellow players enjoyed several goofy (and gooey) games that Madden organized.

Derby Day is gooey fun for freshman athletes - John Raifsnider photo. - Fallbrook High freshman football player Vincent Figueroa is paraded in front of his colleagues prior to the ‘horse race’ he participated in during Derby Day at the school. 
Fallbrook High freshman football player Vincent Figueroa is paraded in front of his colleagues prior to the ‘horse race’ he participated in during Derby Day at the school. 

Derby Day is gooey fun for freshman athletes - John Raifsnider photo. - Fallbrook High freshman football players celebrate an announcement made by Coach Greg Madden, left, that their group won one of several events held during Derby Day at the school Nov. 2.
Fallbrook High freshman football players celebrate an announcement made by Coach Greg Madden, left, that their group won one of several events held during Derby Day at the school Nov. 2.

Derby Day is gooey fun for freshman athletes - John Raifsnider photo. - Chloe Jahr, left, watches as fellow freshman Kayla Canett tries to say “I love freshman football” during a marshmallow eating contest as part of Derby Day celebrations held Nov. 2 for the Fallbrook High freshman football team.
Chloe Jahr, left, watches as fellow freshman Kayla Canett tries to say “I love freshman football” during a marshmallow eating contest as part of Derby Day celebrations held Nov. 2 for the Fallbrook High freshman football team.


 

5 comments

Comment Profile ImageWarrior Fan
Comment #1 | Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at 8:32 pm
Coach Madden understands that sports are meant to be fun. I encourage all incoming freshmen to play football so they can be mentored by this ornry old koot.
Comment Profile Imagefootball supporter
Comment #2 | Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 11:31 am
hopefully, the freshmen,that are going to other schools instead of Fallbrook stay home to play football, here at fallbrook where it belongs now.
Comment Profile ImageFrosh Football Parent
Comment #3 | Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm
I couldn't agree more with Warrior Fan's comments. As a parent of this year's freshman football team, I so appreciate all that Coach Madden does for these boys. Every kid should be so lucky as these boys and many, many before them, to have spent a year with this man. I am so glad that my son had that honor. I hope he is around for many years to come!
Comment Profile ImageResident
Comment #4 | Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm
Coach Madden is the biggest gift to the high school football program and all the kids at the high school. He set an example that helps them become the best people they can be. He demands excellence and will not tolerate any kind of disrespect for each other. He is an amazing man. Derby day is such a great way to have fun with egg tosses, relay races, and just plain old-fashioned fun!

The high school football stadium should be called Madden Stadium.....he deserves that honor more than anyone.
Comment Profile ImageChris Fore
Comment #5 | Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 at 10:49 am
I was on Coach Madden's first team at Fallbrook High, frosh football team, 1990. A true inspiration! He inspired me to coach, among other greats we had there including Tom Pack, Steve Jorde, Jay Craven. I wrote about one of the most important lessons I learned while playing Fallbrook Football, and have carried it in to my coaching career. Read this story about what Coach Madden taught me here: http://coachchrisfore.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/mental-toughness-the-mvp-of-your-team/

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