Nebraska Coach Scott Frost Visits Westside


Avery Olmstead

Westside Head Coach Brett Froendt spoke with Frost on Thursday.

This past Thursday, November 7, Nebraska head coach Scott Frost made a visit to Westside High School. The visit was confirmed early Thursday morning on Twitter by World-Herald Recruiting Specialist Mike Sautter and many students at Westside anxiously awaiting his arrival. Throughout the day, Frost made stops at Bellevue West, Creighton Prep, Omaha Burke and Westside. 

This visit is the first by a D1 coach since Ohio University’s Frank Solich in 2010, and the first Nebraska coach since Bo Pelini in 2006. Visits like these can really help a high school program show off their talent. Athletic Director Thomas Kerkman feels that a visit not only helps their current program, but they can help grow their program in the future.

“It’s great that we’ve got the athletic program to have a coach like Scott Frost or any coach come to visit,” Kerkman said. “I think that the perception out there is that Westside has a really good program and [something like this] can maybe attract kids to our program.”

Being one day ahead of their matchup, against Lincoln Southeast the visit seemed to really fire up and motivate a lot of guys for the Friday matchup. Husker walk-on commit Grant Tagge felt that the visit was a really good experience. 

“It is kind’ve a cool dynamic with him being as much of a celebrity figure as he is in this state,” Tagge said. “Anytime he can make an appearance and kind of lift everyone’s spirits it’s a really cool deal. I think it’s a testament to Westside and what Westside can do.”

Throughout his brief time at the school, Frost spoke to Westside Head Coach Brett Froendt about the football program at Westside and many of the student-athletes a part of it. Frost looks to turn the Husker football program around after being under .500 for a third straight year. For Frost, the visit was a good experience and was a great way to greet Husker Fans and possible future Husker players. 

“I was excited,” Frost said. “It was great to come and meet the people at Westside High School.”