Floyd sets sights on his dream

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, July 11, 2018

One of T.R. Miller’s greatest supporters is approaching his senior year of high school and he looks to set it off with a bang. TRM’s own sports manager Michael Floyd looks to leave his mark as he prepares for his final year as a TRM Tiger.

Floyd is the son of Letreace Samuel and Staff Sgt. Anthony Floyd. He is a member of the Historic and St. Siloam Missionary Baptist Church where The Rev. Dr. Willie J. Blue is the pastor. Floyd said, “I am a born again believer of Jesus Christ.” After graduation, he plans to go to a four-year university to major in broadcast journalism with a minor in sports journalism. “The reason why is because I always enjoyed David Jennings calling football games and other sports as well,” Floyd said. He also wants to work for ESPN or SEC Network.

He has been around T.R. Miller his entire childhood and before he became the manager he always attended football games, basketball games and just enjoyed it. Floyd said, “I asked former TRM athletic director and head coach Jamie Riggs, if I could be a manager so after the conversation I talked to coach Rob Atkinson and the rest was history. I’ve grown to love all sports and support them all.”

Floyd has been manager for five years. Five of those years with football, four years with baseball, girls and boys basketball, and one year with the track and field team. Floyd said, “The student athletes and the coaches make this job fun and interesting. Just being around coach Ron Jackson is always a roller coaster and becoming great friends with Andrew Zeke Johnson.” He has traveled, seen many places and met many people, he said.

He loves to serve and managing is a way that he can leave his mark at T.R. Miller High School. “I love sports but as far as playing them I’ll pass,” he said. Floyd’s best moments thus far has been in 2015 the Battle of Murder Creek over-time football game, the basketball girls winning the South Regional championship and TRM’s track and field hosting sectionals this past year. Floyd said, “Each sport has many amazing moments that I will always cherish.”

Floyd said, “A lot of people think I do what I do for attention, but this is my blessing, I know this is what God has called me to do. In my role, I get to go beyond the call of duty, and do more for my school and community. There is a saying that states, If I have touched someone along the way, then I know my living shall not be in vain. I just want to publicly thank Coach Atkinson because that man means a lot to me. When I wanted to end this career, he made sure I kept doing what I love. Throughout all the changes at TRM, he has stuck right there and has always. Coach Atkinson will forever have my utmost respect.   To my family, friends, and everyone who has played a factor in my life, whether big or small, I just want to say I thank each and everyone of you and I love you all as well. I say to the City of Brewton residents, to please support TRM. These young ladies and gentlemen have worked tremendously hard this summer and during their offseason to get ready to bring blue maps to the greatest community in the State of Alabama. It is my prayer that the work I have done for TRM continues after I graduate, so that others will have the pleasure of saying I attend or I graduated from the T. R. Miller High School. May God continually bless the grand ol’ T. R. Miller High School.”