DHS Quarterback Club gets new president

Published 11:52 am Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Demopolis Quarterback Club will have a new president on Jan. 1. With current president Kenny Freeman being elected as the Circuit Clerk, Ray Dauphin will assume the position.

Dauphin is the manager at the Demopolis Country Club and has been in the Quarterback Club actively for about a year. He said he has a passion for football and for Demopolis High School athletics, and wants to help make the program one of the best in the state.

“I want to do whatever I can to support Demopolis athletics,” he said, “and be encouragement and support to the coaches.”

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Dauphin said he knows how important it is for some of the football players to have a positive, male role model in their lives, and the current coaching staff is just that.

“My dad died when I was 5, and I know how important having a male role model can be for some of these kids, and these coaches are just that. They are fine men, and we couldn’t find any coaches that would be as good at the x’s and o’s as well as having such good character as who we have.”

He added that he wants the Quarterback Club to live up to the same expectations that Coach Tom Causey holds for his players.

“Coach Causey demands that his players be the best they can be,” he said, “and I want us to be the same way.”

Dauphin said he wants to expand the club more into the community, as most of the current members have children on the team.

“I want to get more people involved that may not have children on the team,” he said. “We want to strive to be the best for the students, coaches and the community.”