Lansing's Eastern High School always seems to struggle to keep football coaches around-- Richard Woods quit after two seasons last fall with 4-5 and 3-6 records, although the Quakers seemed to be more competitive than they had been in years. But his job demands, away from the school, were too much. Eastern took, as usual, forever to get the okay from the Lansing school district to promote assistant Robert McBride, named Thursday.
McBride is a Lansing police officer assigned to patrol Eastern. He's been an assistant to the last three head coaches so he knows the team and the routine. He assists in boys basketball and track. He has some good skilled players returning and one would think the adjustment would not be great since McBride comes from the past staff. Eastern has been terrific in boys basketball and whether any of that success spills over to football is yet to be seen. But at least there is someone now running the show, even though it seems like an appointment that could have been made months ago.