Photo | Mike Kittrell
St. Luke’s head football coach Ronn Lee is sporting a new look these days — his hair is much longer than he normally wears it.
“There’s a reason for everything from a guy who used to be completely shaved and short hair always,” he said last week at the Mobile County High School Football Media Days event at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. “We played our last game and the following week we were headed to the playoffs. We had earned the right to go to the playoffs and we were taken off the field due to COVID for the third time. We were unable to play our last game as well as unable to play in the playoffs; I haven’t had a haircut since.
“It’s not against anybody, I just wanted to have something to remind me every day that football is important, and it means a lot to those seniors who had no idea when their last game was going to be and it was taken away. I watched them in a lot of pain and agony, and that’s what it’s done to our society, not just in football. So anyway, we’ll see how long it lasts, but I did feel like I needed a reminder to go to work and work hard every day for our team.”
As to how long he’ll continue to go without cutting his hair, Lee said he isn’t sure.
“We’re not telling that,” he said. “It may have something to do with if we make the playoffs and then I’ll let our seniors take care of it.”
Lee added, “Our kids last year went to practice every day knowing that it might be our last practice. Unfortunately, it wound up that way the last week.”
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