LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock High hasn't had a football team go to the playoffs in 36 years, but that doesn't mean second-year head coach Jason Strunk isn't trying to turn things around.
"We need to be biggers, faster, stronger," said Strunk. "Two days after the [last game of the season] we started our offseason program and we've been at it ever since."
Strunk's cure for a three decade playoff drought is simple: nutrition.
"I think where Lubbock High really missed out on before was 'what do you do after the workout?'"
"If you don't properly nutrition after a workout, your workout is pretty much wasted."
The Westerners believe in this method so much, they've delegated an assistant coach the duties of overseeing all nutrition before and after workouts; and Strunk says he's already seeing the benefits of having a nutrionist around.
"There's more energy when they're lifting, there's more energy when we do our track workout," said the excited coach. "We've had a couple players who have gained weight but they've gone down in shirt size and weight!"