“You start with his name and you say something good about him,” Forsythe said. “How do you instill value in a kid when they’re not an every-down (player), they’re not in the limelight, they’re not the star player?”
Forsythe, who was hired in June after former coach Matt Lynch took the head coaching position at Fenton, said Spotlight also helped the new staff members get to know the players.
“You’re going to be excited about doing your role the next day, you know why?” Forsythe said. “Because everyone said, ‘This is why you’re valuable to us.’ You start to build a culture where kids can say something good about themselves and love each other. Not that the culture needs to be changed, it’s just something I do.”