Patriots cast their ‘Lott’ with new football coach
by Galen Shelton
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New Patriot head coach Ryan Lott is surrounded by his team. Lott was an assistant coach last year.  Left: The Patriots take to the field during football practice.
— Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
New Patriot head coach Ryan Lott is surrounded by his team. Lott was an assistant coach last year. Left: The Patriots take to the field during football practice. — Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
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The Patriots take to the field during football practice.
— Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
The Patriots take to the field during football practice. — Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
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For the second time in three years, the Massac County High School football program has a new man at the helm.

After the one-year tenure of John Warren, the Pats hired one of Warren’s assistants from last year to guide the program back to respectability.

Ryan Lott takes over from Warren, who took over from longtime Patriots fixture Kelly Glass.

Lott, 31, comes to Massac County by way of Carbondale, where he spent two years as an assistant, and Glenwood High School in Chatham.

Lott got a taste of winning last year with Warren after a rough start and would like nothing better than to build on the two-game winning streak the Pats put together at the end of the season.

“I really enjoyed last year, especially the win at Charleston and the little streak we got on the last two games,” said Lott. “We hope to carry that attitude on and to build on it.”

Lott kept basically the same staff around him with Chris Babb, Rich Corse, Cliff Easter, Andy Morrow and Alan Rice. He also brought on a couple of newcomers.

“I guess I brought Tyson Bormann in to replace me (from last year), but then we were also very fortunate to bring on a quality volunteer in David Jones who came over from Paducah Tilghman,” he said.

Lott and his wife Kathy have been married almost 18 months. She is from Sesser. Lott is employed by the Unit District as a physical education/health teacher.
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