Methodist University is one of the leading institutions in the southeast for a variety of programs, such as the Physicians’ Assistant program, nursing program, and its stellar liberal arts program. If it were up to Methodist University head football coach, Dave Eavenson, the Monarch football team would be in the conversation of elite football programs in the southeast as well. Thankfully, through a variety of mottos and belief systems, Coach Eavenson understands how to build a successful program.
Further, Eavenson seeks to instill a great work ethic and establish loyalty among his players. He believes that by establishing those skills and laying those foundations that football success will, with hard work, naturally come.
As Eavenson enters his second year at the helm of the program, he quickly points out that he has been blessed with an excellent opportunity. He quickly gives praise to his coaching staff, stating that they are quality assistants who perform incredibly. Further, he states that he has the best student-athletes in America.
The 2012 Monarch Football Team is entering the season with endless amounts of optimism. Although the 2011 Monarch Football Team finished a disappointing year as the team lost quite a few close games, Eavenson believes that this years’ team has the potential to be one of the best football teams in the conference. Eavenson seeks for his players to be fundamentally better than their opponents, mentally and physically tougher than their opponents, and to outwork their opponents each and every day.
It is refreshing to see a coach truly believe in his players, in his coaching staff, and his university. In an era where our coaches first talk about the amount of career wins one has had or the accolades one has received, to listen to Eavenson speak so highly of his players, coaching staff, and university is quite an amazing experience. Under Eavenson’s leadership, the 2012 Monarch Football Team is looking quite good, indeed.