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  1. Chris Hughes

    Lincolnton searching for a new head coach

    I knew that was coming!
  2. Chris Hughes

    Chris ?

    If Sheppard is paying, then I’ll tag along.
  3. Chris Hughes

    4A favorite

    But that defense..... you’re 100% correct. It’s imprrssive. DC Aaron Beal does a great job getting the guys into the right position, but it sure helps having dudes that can ball.
  4. Chris Hughes

    Hyatt steps down at Piedmont

    I think this job is going to require a coach with the ability to build a program, and also one who has thick skin and can weather the building process, and hopefully the administration will see the process through and allow a coach to make it work. Here are some coaches that I would consider for it. 1. Daniel Crosby (Asst. coach at Cox Mill, will become a very strong head coach in near future) 2. Barry Merritt ( Asst. at A.L. Brown, lives in Union Co., has experience at Appalachian St., A.C. Reynolds, Pinecrest, and N.Iredell as well, will be a great head coach in time.) 3. Matt Bevilacqua (Asst. at Sun Valley, former Porter Ridge head coach) 4. Jason Lippard (Asst. at W. Iredell, former head coach at NE Guilford, has a great ability at building programs, his style would work well at Piedmont) 5. Brett Morton (Head Coach at West Stanly, has done a tremendous job rebuilding that program) 6. Britt Leggett (Asst. coach at Olympic, also was at Rocky River, he's another head coach in waiting in my opinion.) 7. Joe Evans (Former head coach at Indy and AK, he is due for another head coaching job and would do well in Union Co.) 8. James Johnson (Current Richmond Sr. asst., former head coach at West Stanly, he's due for another head coaching opportunity.) 9. Jamie Belk (Was the interim coach after Ron Massey passed away) 10. Rusty Jester (Why not bring back the most successful coach in Piedmont history? He's in his 60's but why not?)
  5. Chris Hughes

    4A favorite

    Khalid Martin for starters! But a ton of D1 bound talent, and a great coaching staff that has been together now for a number of years. Todd Willert is a great head coach that has built this program up from nothing, and has made it a contender. East Forsyth has been knocking on the door for a few years, back in 2012 they made a strong run in the 4AA and then again took Mallard Creek to OT in the 2015 4AA Semi-Finals, so saying East is due is an understatement.
  6. Link: Lincolnton searching for a new head coach I think this has potential to be one of the biggest coaching hires of the season. While I know that the Wolves have struggled over the past two years, I think they can return to their former glory and get back to being a consistent state championship contender. The Athletic Director (Cole Sigmon) is currently the interim head coach, but per the Lincoln Times-News, they will begin searching for a coach and hope to have one in place by early 2019. Once news of this opening started to spread among coaches in the state, my phone started buzzing so I know that they'll have a strong list of potential candidates to choose from. If I were the committee, here are some names that would come to mind, that I would possibly go after, because this is a destination job, not a stepping stone job, so I think they can be a bit more choosy. 1. Matt Beam (For obvious reasons, he would be a strong fit for the Wolves, plus he's currently out of the coaching ranks and could move in quickly.) 2. Joe Glass (I know his name gets floated quite a bit, and that he has a job, but he is among the most asked about coach in NC when AD's and principals ask me about coaches, he just connects with kids better than many coaches I've seen, and has a certain "it" quality about him.) 3. Mike Castellano (Former Richmond County coach, word is that he's looking to return to N.C. and if so, I'd scoop him up. I know he had some personal issues in Rockingham, but he's one helluva coach, and has college experience at Catawba College and Coastal Carolina.) 4. Tripp Stone (The Mallard Creek defensive coordinator is due for his first head coaching gig, and he'd be a stellar fit in Lincolnton.) 5. Hal Capps (The former Mooresville coach is now unemployed after being let go in Seneca, S.C, why not give him a call and see if he would be interested in returning to NC. It probably wouldn't work with his retirement, but you never know.) 6. Jason McManus (The OC at Rock Hill South Ponte, he's a Newton-Conover native and I think still lives in the Charlotte area, he would be a slam dunk hire for the Wolves.) 7. Greg Lloyd (He's had a great run in Kings Mountain, but I wouldn't mind calling him up and testing the waters with him.) 8. Chris Medlin (I think he's overachieved at Forestview and his style and abilities would do very well in Lincolnton.) 9. Ben McMillan (I'm not sure he would look to leave Stuart Cramer, but he's done an incredible job leading the Storm.) 10. Joe Nixon (He's done a stellar job at West Rowan, but I could see him taking Lincolnton to the next level.)
  7. Chris Hughes

    2018-19 Coaching Moving Van

    Ledford Gibson has stepped down at Lincolnton.
  8. Chris Hughes

    Hyatt steps down at Piedmont

    He did have a good run going to the 4th round one season at Anson. A 10-4 record is pretty solid in my book. Overall, yes he did decline, but so did the talent. Anson hasn't been good in 10-12 years, and much of that has had to do with economic, and population decline in Wadesboro, not the football coach.
  9. Chris Hughes

    West Caldwell

    You win the day, this is the best post I've seen all day. Well done and very accurate.
  10. Chris Hughes

    Vance Playoff game moved to West Meck

    As they should be. It's a damn shame.
  11. Chris Hughes

    Vance Playoff game moved to West Meck

    I feel Harding should have got this well before Berry. For Gods sake, Berry is only 15 years old. Harding's facilities are atrocious.
  12. Chris Hughes

    Former Mooresville Coach

    If rumors of gerrymandering the districts for personal gain are true, then he was fighting an un-winable fight. He might as well played with 10 on each play.
  13. Chris Hughes

    4A favorite

    Porter Ridge is good, senior quarterback Grayson McCall is one of the most underrated passers and field generals in the state, but sometimes being in a county with Sam Howell, you're prone to be overlooked. I have seen PR, but I don't know if I could go off on a limb and say that they would beat East Forsyth. At the beginning of the season I would have taken West Meck and felt good about it, but they've taken a substantial step back in recent weeks and due to injuries and wear, they don't appear to be the same team. Maybe they can rebound. Mooresville is very solid and should give East a challenge, considering they get past Grimsley and McDowell, but again I think its a stretch. Page was obviously blown out by the Eagles earlier in the season, and to me Page seems to be a step off from where they earlier in the year, prior to the forfeits, but Page would still be the one team that I could see giving East a challenge, and a lot of that would come down to familiarity, and knowing that they could win and playing above their talent level in a big-game. Page is known for those efforts so we'll certainly keep an eye on the Pirates.
  14. Chris Hughes

    Hyatt steps down at Piedmont

    Luke Hyatt is one of the nicest guys I know, and he's a good coach, but let's face it, he's been at a school with a below average track record at best. Piedmont has won 33% of their games and has only posted 10 winning seasons since 1960, I don't know what the fans or administration is expecting, but him going 15-30 is not a bad record at Piedmont.
  15. Chris Hughes

    Dutch Fork

    I'm sorry but btango and myself was inside the tent when all of that went down, we spoke with Palmieri, Knotts, and the DF principal. That game could have been made up, not that night, but on Monday.
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