I first saw the Bay City T in 1996, my first season coaching
after playing in college. I had read about it in the newspaper over the last
couple of years and had wondered how a team could have a fullback rush for over
2000 yards in a ten game season. This kid must have been a stud. I wondered
how they averaged over 30 points per game. I wondered how an average program
could just turn things around so quickly. Well, in 1994 a man named Jim
Mullaney came to town with his tiny playbook and proceeded to change the face of
Wareham football. Running power, trap, and a mean QB keep around the end, the
Vikings dismantled defenses. Mullaney, with a junior laden team, went 8-2 in
his first and only season with the Vikings and then disappeared into the sunset.
The next season they won a state championship. Well, in 1996 I returned to my
alma mater to coach the freshmen. Among my duties was weekly scouting of our
upcoming opponents. It was then that I finally got to see this offense in
action. After a few plays of trying to chart their offense I soon found myself
just getting numbers and trying to find the ball. Time after time it was the
same scenario. Off around the right end the QB would go with the defense
chasing him. After about a 10 yard gain he was tackled. Time after time I
noticed something out of the corner of my eye. I would looked to my left and
80 yards down the field the fullback was handing the ball to the referee. That
was how a fullback gained 2000 yards in a season.
I was finally given the opportunity to coach the Bay City T in 1999 when I was
hired at Old Colony Voke. We had a couple of players break school career
scoring records, but ended up a disappointing 4-7. We really did not have the
horses that year, but the offense did keep us competitive. For me the greatest
part about coaching the offense was learning how to defend it. It would prove
beneficial in future seasons. Offensively, it helped me learn how and when to
attack teams out of the Double Wing and Wing-T.
Download the Bay City T playbook HERE.