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Boykin named to lead Pearl River offense

Pearl River Community College football coach Seth Smith and his team have made a splash with its latest hire. Smith announced Wednesday, Nov. 15 that two-time NJCAA National Champion offensive coordinator David Boykin has been handed the reins to transform the Wildcat offense.

“Coach Boykin checked every box we were looking for,” Smith said. “He’s coached in this league for years. He’s won multiple championships and scored a ton of points. He’s a proven winner, and we are fired up about getting to work with him. 

“He’s going to love these kids. He’s going to push them and he’s going to help them reach their full potential on and off the field. He’s a Wildcat, and we couldn’t be more excited.”

Smith believes getting the offense figured out is the missing piece for the Wildcats to take the next step as a program.

“I am beyond excited about the addition of Coach Boykin,” Smith said. “When we took this job, we wanted to lay a solid foundation — a culture built on attitude and relentless effort. Our kids show up every day, work their tails off and do it with great attitude. Our culture has been strong, our defense has been strong, but our one deficiency has been offense. Even during 2022, we won games, and it was enjoyable, but we only averaged 20 points per game. Had we averaged 30 or 35, who knows what we could’ve accomplished. This is a place that was built on the tradition of winning, and that has been our goal from day one — to revive this program back to that level of excellence.

“I take full responsibility for our lack of explosiveness on offense. It was also my responsibility to go out and find the very best offensive coordinator for this program. I owed it to these young men, to these coaches and this institution to do so.”

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