Italy ISD’s new Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Charles Tindol kicks in the 2013-2014 school year with a smile during Midnight Madness which began Monday morning at 12:01 a.m. The Gladiators ran their first practice on Willis Field while the Lady Gladiators, guided by first-year Head Volleyball Coach Morgan Mathews, practiced inside Italy Coliseum. (Barry Byers)
Coach Tindol demonstrates handoff techniques to freshman Gladiator Joe Celis during the evening practice on Monday. (Barry Byers)
Coach Tindol explains the goal of a play to Gladiator quarterback Tamarcus Sheppard who has transferred from Itasca to Italy for his senior season. (Barry Byers)
Coach Tindol and his staff bring to a close a long but exciting first day of practices on Monday.