Greenfield to enter 8-man Coaches Hall of Fame
John Greenfield will be honored by the Oklahoma 8-Man Football Association this summer during the annual All Star weekend in Miami, Oklahoma for his career coaching achievements.
Greenfield became Superintendent of Davenport Schools in July of 2001. At that time the football program was not able to compete on the 11 man football level for several years. Greenfield says numbers were down and the Bulldogs had lost the previous 25 games. The Board of Education made the decision to compete in 8 man football beginning in the 2004 football season.
”I became the coach that season,” Greenfield said. “I volunteered to coach for a couple of seasons to try to get the program established in the eight man game. Here I am getting ready to start my 20th season as coach of the Bulldog Football Team.”
Greenfield’s career record in 11 man and 8 man football is 224 wins and 109 losses. His 8 man record in Davenport is 203 wins and 40 losses; including a State Championship in 2015, State Runner-up 2006 and 2011, Semi Final appearances in 2004, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 with 11 District Championships.
“I hope that I have instilled hardwork and honesty,” Greenfield said. “We have one rule: The Do Right Rule! I tell them that if there is ever any question in their mind about any situation on whether it is right or wrong, it's probably wrong so don't do it!”
Greenfield says it takes a lot to have a successful football program: 1. You must have great players and parental support; 2. You must have coaches with supporting families that buy into your program; 3. You must have an Administration that supports you; 4. Community support: It takes many, many volunteers to help keep a program on top.
“I have been very blessed to be a part of the Davenport Community the past couple of decades,” Greenfield said. “The overall support has been unbelievable. A man couldn't ask for more.”
He did not ask for more, but he will be honored June 16 at the All Star Banquet.
Congratulations, Coach on a job well done!
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