“I've got a system I'm going to bring with me,” Willis said. “I feel you have to look at the type of guys you have to decide what you need do.”
Since being hired in early June, Willis hasn't had a chance to work with his team yet. He'll get his first chance during a weeklong team camp in July.
“We'll use that time to install some things,” Willis said. “After we evaluate the personnel we have, and get an idea of what we feel we can be successful at, then we'll utilize our system to do those things.”
While Willis admits leaving Harrah wasn't easy, the chance to become an athletic director at Purcell was another key factor in his decision.
“I was not upset with Harrah at all,” Willis said. “I loved my time there. This is just a professional decision for me. It's an opportunity to gain more responsibility as an athletic director in addition to being a football coach. Career wise I felt that was a move I needed to make for me and my family.”