August 1, 2008
When Garwin Deberry ended his 28 year tenure as head coach of the Charlottesville football team following the 2007 season, the school began a search for his replacement. Chris Fraser is the man the Knights decided on, and he opened his first preseason camp on Thursday.
Fraser will look to improve a team that is extremely talented, but finished 3-7 last season. Charlottesville returns two key components in senior quarterback Kevin Leatherwood and senior wide receiver Omari Minor. Leatherwood is a fourth year starter, while Minor is primed to be his favorite target in 2008. Fraser says that his team's best feature is its athleticism, and he will look to build his schemes around his best athletes. The new head coach also puts a heavy focus on conditioning as the Knights prepare to open the season.
The Black Knights open up their 2008 schedule on Friday, August 29, as they welcome two time defending state champion Amherst. Last season, Charlottesville was shut out by the Lancers to open the schedule.
Click on the above video link to view a preview of Charlottesville's 2008 season.