30 days to kickoff: Coal City

30 days to kickoff: Coal City
July 30, 2014, 11:45 am
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CSNChicago.com is your top destination on the road to the 2014 high school football season. CSN preps contributor “Edgy” Tim O’Halloran will take a look at 100 teams in 100 days, counting down to the opening night kickoff on August 29th.

School: Coal City

Head coach: Lenny Onsen

Assistant Coaches: Jim Mikula, Francis Loughran, Ken Miller, Jim Looper, Ryan Bunton, Mark Masters, Rod Monbrum, and Tim Bradley

Biggest storyline in 2014: Can the Coalers play with more consistency in 2014?

Name to watch: Coal City senior offensive tackle Matt Long leads a big and physical Coalers front this fall. Long will continue to draw several college looks this season.

Biggest Hole To Fill: Coal City will need to replace graduated all-area TE/DE Nick Peters this fall.

EDGY's Early Take: Despite the ups and downs in 2013, the Coalers still managed to find their way into the state playoffs. The Week 2 annual showdown with rival Wilmington is always a good early barometer to watch here.