By: Mike Glesinger Panhandle Post
The Alliance Bulldog Football team along with Coaches, Families and Fans celebrated the 2022 season with their end of year banquet Thursday night.
Head Coach Chris Seebohm thanked the AHS administration, parents, fans and all who were involved with this years team. He payed special tribute to this years Senior Class, thanking them for their leadership and strong work ethic. Coach also told a few "behind the scenes" stories about each Senior, which brought a lot of smiles and laughs. Despite an 0-9 record, Coach Seebohm said the attitude and effort was always very good and the team played hard through each game.
The Senior Class this year...Eli Blanco, Tyzen Brown, Owen Grant, Lucas Smith, Carson Bair, Nick Wright, AJ Stanec, Angel Acosta, John Kollars, Austin Betancud, Tristin Grubham and foreign exchange student, Antonio Caruso, from Sicily, who had never played American football.
Coach Seebohm also gave special thanks to Assistant Coach Preston Walls, who will be leaving Alliance for another job opportuinty. Preston has been as assistant for the past 6 seasons. Coach Seebohm presented the Team Awards, which were voted on by players and coaches.
Scout Team MVP....Cole Stoike
Freshman MVP....Espen Lanik
Offensive MVP....Landen Crowe
Defensive MVP....Nick Wright
Trench Warrior Award....John Kollars
Fox Hole Award....Nick Wright
Mr. Bulldog...Tyzen Brown
Coach Seebohm announced at the end of the season, that he is stepping down as Bulldog Head Coach. He is a 1997 AHS graduate. He played defensive back for Chadron State College for 3 seasons and then served as an AHS assistant coach, under Jeff Tomlin in 2000 and 2001. He was an assistant coach at Graybull, Wy for one season, then an assistant at Sidney High School in 2004-05 and Head Coach in 2006. He returned to his hometown and was an assistant coach and defensive coordinator with the Bulldogs from 2007 to 2014 under Travis Hawk, before taking over as head Coach in 2014. In total, Seebhom has Coached for 22 years, 18 with his alma mater.
In his closing remarks, Coach Seebohm said while wins and losses are important, the friendships and memories are what will be remembered the most. He will continue to coach track & field and teach math at AHS. He is looking forward to spending time with family. He finished by saying ..."Coaching in his hometown was his Dream Job".