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Sunday October 21st, 2018 9:11AM

Prep Talk podcast with Morgan Lee and Katie B. (1-31-18)

By AccessWDUN staff

The coaching shuffle of 2018 continued Wednesday with the news that Tony Lotti would be leaving West Hall after six years to become the head football coach at Apalachee High School.

Lotti built West Hall into state playoff mainstays and helped the program win its first region title in 2014. He inherits a Wildcats' program that has four total wins since going 5-5 in 2012.

In this week's edition of the Prep Talk podcast, Morgan and Katie B. discuss:

Beginning of show: Tony Lotti leaving West Hall 

  • What about his philosophies helped bring West Hall back to prominence?
  • What did he have to say about the decision to leave?
  • Where does this leave the West Hall program?
  • What is there to build on at Apalachee?

21-minute mark: Just putting it out there for the water cooler, but Cherokee Bluff thus far has a stacked coaching deck and Morgan and Katie B. discuss

25-minute mark: With only a few days left before region tournament play commences in high school basketball, Morgan and Katie B. talk about the hierarchy in regions covered by AccessWDUN

The Prep Talk podcast records every Wednesday (or Thursday, and maybe a Tuesday here or there) from Jacobs Media on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville. Have a question or a segment suggestion? Tweet @gameonktb or send an email to gameon@jacobsmedia.net. Make sure you're following Game On with Katie B. Davis on Facebook as the show goes the way of Facebook Live starting soon. To stay up to speed on all things prep sports, follow @AccessNGASports on Twitter, and for football specifically, follow @FridayGameNight.

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Prep Talk podcast with Morgan Lee and Katie B. (1-31-18)
The coaching shuffle of 2018 continued Wednesday with the news that Tony Lotti would be leaving West Hall after six years to become the head football coach at Apalachee High School. Lotti built West Hall into state playoff mainstays and helped the program win its first region title in 2014. He inherits a Wildcats' program that has four total wins since going 5-5 in 2012. In this week's edition of the Prep Talk podcast, Morgan Lee and Katie B. discuss Lotti's exit and the upcoming region basketball tournaments.
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