Ashbrook head coach Greg Hill informed his team today that he's retiring from teaching and coaching. I know they have some good talent coming back including a very good running back, it'll be interesting to see where they go with this.
Ashbrook's Greg Hill retires
Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:16 PM
My number one target would be Maurice Flowers. This is his kind of situation.
Where is Flowers these days?
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:20 PM
Ashbrook used to be a very highly sought after school in Gastonia, but has declined in appeal over the last couple of years. That does not mean the talent isn't still there, but there are several issues in play. I agree with Chris, Maurice Flowers would be an excellent hire.
Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:46 PM
Just curious why Mo Flowers is THE guy? Is he an alumni or from Gastonia? Has he expressed an interest? Last I heard he was at Campbell. I think that has changed. Thought he would jump on Independence job
Flowers played at East Meck. I am not aware of any ties he has to Gastonia.
Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:33 PM
It also could mean that I know the strengths, weaknesses, or makeups of a particular program or coach and who could be good fits for each other.
I also make it my business, sometimes proactively and others because coaches or AD's call me and either volunteer info or ask for my input. On more than one occasion this year I've had an AD point blank ask me who I would hire between different candidates.
Both coaches and AD's alike have also trusted me to give them unbiased and accurate info about jobs and or candidates and when the situation called for it, keep it 100% under wraps or at a minimum only allow certain pieces of info out.
Now when I mentioned Maurice Flowers, there were multiple layers as to why I mentioned him. First and foremost, he's a tremendous coach, an innovative and down right brilliant offensive guru who could be better branded as the QB whisperer, and also because I know that he has a burning desire to get off the road of being a college coach and return back to NC where he can spend more time at home with wife and kids.
Also, I remember when Greg Hill was hired, Flowers was very much in contention for the job and some of those same supporters who wanted him came to me and actively told me he would get huge support from the Greenwave community.
However, I've got some texts and emails questioning how I could support a coach who was let go under the circumstances he was back at West Charlotte and all I'll say is this. Whatever wrongdoings he may have been accused of doing in regards to some players moving over from Olympic to WC, he's more than paid his time and is due a second chance.
Also, for the record before someone questions it here like they did two years ago when he was a candidate for the Richmond job, Flowers does have his NC teaching certification contrary to what some other know-it-alls have said on some other competing high school football websites.
Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:30 PM
Go to Coachflowers.com to check out Coach Flowers' credentials. Or, go to The Glazier Clinic in Atlanta next Week. He's gonna be speaking on several pertinent topics concerning QB Mechanics, Team up-tempo play, etc. In the past, Coach Flowers has presented at the AFCA Convention...
Posted 18 February 2017 - 06:56 PM