Coach Sheddrick ‘Spoon’ Risper celebrates 25 years of coaching

He began coaching at Westside in 1998, serving 11 years as an assistant coach under Robert Davis.
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Westside High School football coach Sheddrick “Spoon” Risper is celebrating 25 years of coaching.

He began coaching at Westside in 1998, serving 11 years as an assistant coach under Robert Davis. He then took over as head coach 2009.

To his players, like Carlos Griffin, Coach Spoon is more than just a coach.

“Ain’t too many coaches like him,” he said. “He’s going to do what he can for you. His students, he’s going to take care of you the best he can, and he’s going to do the most he can for you.”

Coach Spoon is only five wins away from 100 career wins as a head coach. He says the milestone is definitely on his mind, but it’s not his goal for the upcoming season.

“I’m not in it for personal accolades,” he said. “My team is making a big deal out of it. They text me every other day, ‘Coach we got you. We’re going to get you to 100.’ I always text them back, ‘Hey, how about we try and win a state championship?’”

If  Risper reaches the 100 win mark this season, he’ll be one of three coaches in Bibb County history to reach that achievement.

Westside opens the season August 19 vs. Central.

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