Sport Sawyer named Head Coach at Manteo
Posted 09 December 2016 - 07:14 AM
Best of luck to Sport. Sport Sawyer's son will be a sophomore next year and I'm sure he'll start at QB. He has a cannon for an arm and should add a passing game to their game play. Any speed at all at the wide out position and Manteo could be very exciting.
Posted 09 December 2016 - 07:47 AM
Well the Redskins are back. Sport is a great coach and will quickly turn around Manteo. Maybe we''' get the fabled Murphy to Manteo finals
The standard in 1A since 1969
26 state titles in 35 apperances
22 consecutive finals appearances
SMC 1A/2A 32 state titles
Posted 09 December 2016 - 10:46 AM
I do want to recognize what Coach Eddie Twyne has done with this Manteo program. In 10 years, he went 80-47, and had a good 4 year run from 2009-2012. They were a force to be reckoned with in 1A during that time, but just couldn't get past Plymouth.
Sawyer has his work cut out for him in that regard, not only having to deal with Coach Robert Cody of Plymouth every year, but also Coach Paul Hoggard of Edenton as well. It's going to be a fun year next year. Best of luck, Coach!!
Posted 09 December 2016 - 01:05 PM
This is great news for the 1A East side of the bracket. This move will help make that side more competitive and less the Plymouth show. It might take a little while but I see Manteo back in a title game eventually.
Coach Sawyer's Washington team was fun to watch in that title game so I expect that to continue here.
Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:54 PM
Sport Sawyer is an excellent hire. Heard he was railroaded out by one of his asst coaches.......An asst coach now is the HC at Washington.
Sport will be fine. Who wants to coach at Washington? When they were in NB's conference.....dead atmosphere and not a football town.