Just seen where coach Stack has been named the new head football coach at Rosman. With that being said does anyone have any thoughts on who would be a good replacement? I know this is not a traditional powerhouse by any means but have some decent athletes and with the right coach they could make some noise in the Mid-State 3A.
Thoughts on McMichael job?
Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:19 AM
Believe it or not, I've had some great interest come my way about this job over the past 24-hours. While I do think the current defensive coordinator may be a good choice in keeping the continuity, I've already spoken to a few coaches that would not be bad choices.
Having been to the school and seen practices, the facilities, and just the hard work put in by Stack, this is a much better situation that it was a few years ago. While the record didn't necessarily show it last year, the team played exceptionally well and gave top-seeded Hibriten all they could handle for much of their first-round playoff game.
I do think McMichael has a chance to be fairly respectable this year but you can't ignore the one constant which is the incredibly tough conference. Its a brutal road for a rebuilding program to have to climb.
The three coaches I spoke with about the job all have unique backgrounds. One is a veteran coach with many years of head coaching experience, one is coming from the college coaching ranks but has some experience as a high school assistant in Western NC, and one is a young up-and-coming star offensive coordinator from a big-time 4A program.
The benefit of Stack's success in at least building a foundation is the fact that some decent coaches have seen that and are looking for opportunities to continue his work.
Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:51 PM
Think that possibly the former coach from Southeast Guilford, (Hesenthaler) would be a good candidate. He has plenty of experience and always built tough teams that played in a pretty competitive 4A conference.
He'd be a great candidate, but from what I'm told, he's enjoying being at Providence Grove.
Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:11 PM
I'll miss him though I really liked the guy, and I enjoyed seeing us scrimmage them every year. We are suposed to scrimage them twice this summer at 7 on 7's so I hope we can keep that because the 2nd one was going to be at McMichael. I've never been into Rockingham County so I was excited. Bummer..
Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:28 PM
McMichael's had sucess with veteran coaches. Gary Whitman had that 2 year stand at the end of the 00's and went 8-4 in 2008 after the previous year's team went 2-9 so that shows it can be possible. I just hope they keep improving and not digress.
Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:02 AM