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Laney will have interviews next week. This is  a program in need of a new direction. Laney is 21 games below 500 since their great team in 2001. For those in the Wilmington area, we all know that Laney is the best draw in the area. This school has the best overall demographics by far. Laney has not been able to keep good players, the program has become so toxic that players leave. It has become a tradition in many families as younger siblings already know and go to a different school starting in 9th grade. I have experience this personally. This has also effected other sports as many of these kids play multiple sports. Laney is a sleeping powerhouse. NH has benefited the most from Laneys issue. Every year you will find 4-8 starters on the football team that live in Laney district. 

I am aware of 3 great coaches that applied for the Laney job and as of yesterday they have not even received a call. These are 3 guys who would be considered for any HC job in the state and they can not even get an interview at Laney. I hope it is not more of the same in the future. 

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I've heard they don't care about football and there is no emphasis on building a strong football program. Not sure if it is true, but that's the word. Maybe this is why they haven't contacted these coaches and why players end up at other schools.

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1 hour ago, TrojanCoachWBHS said:

Laney has some very good names interviewing for their job.  

I am afraid they already have their guy just like they did when they hired the previous HC. 

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4 hours ago, portcity FB said:

Laney will have interviews next week. This is  a program in need of a new direction. Laney is 21 games below 500 since their great team in 2001. For those in the Wilmington area, we all know that Laney is the best draw in the area. This school has the best overall demographics by far. Laney has not been able to keep good players, the program has become so toxic that players leave. It has become a tradition in many families as younger siblings already know and go to a different school starting in 9th grade. I have experience this personally. This has also effected other sports as many of these kids play multiple sports. Laney is a sleeping powerhouse. NH has benefited the most from Laneys issue. Every year you will find 4-8 starters on the football team that live in Laney district. 

I am aware of 3 great coaches that applied for the Laney job and as of yesterday they have not even received a call. These are 3 guys who would be considered for any HC job in the state and they can not even get an interview at Laney. I hope it is not more of the same in the future. 

I'm not from that area but I would of thought Hoggard would of had the better draw since they have been very solid 

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1 hour ago, BlueDevilsBiggestFan said:

 

 

5 hours ago, portcity FB said:

Laney will have interviews next week. This is  a program in need of a new direction. Laney is 21 games below 500 since their great team in 2001. For those in the Wilmington area, we all know that Laney is the best draw in the area. This school has the best overall demographics by far. Laney has not been able to keep good players, the program has become so toxic that players leave. It has become a tradition in many families as younger siblings already know and go to a different school starting in 9th grade. I have experience this personally. This has also effected other sports as many of these kids play multiple sports. Laney is a sleeping powerhouse. NH has benefited the most from Laneys issue. Every year you will find 4-8 starters on the football team that live in Laney district. 

I am aware of 3 great coaches that applied for the Laney job and as of yesterday they have not even received a call. These are 3 guys who would be considered for any HC job in the state and they can not even get an interview at Laney. I hope it is not more of the same in the future. 

How can they live in the Laney district and attend NH?

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4 hours ago, BlueDevilsBiggestFan said:

I'm not from that area but I would of thought Hoggard would of had the better draw since they have been very solid 

Not even close.

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2 hours ago, TrojanCoachWBHS said:

Open enrollment throughout the city.  

NH is the only open enrollment school. Each school has an open choice option which allows a handful of kids to transfer but it isnt a lot. No one wants to go to Ashley or Laney for boys sports and it has been difficult to get into Hoggard. NH is a swinging door. No problem.

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The facilities at Laney are nice compared to other area schools but not to the standard of the others in conference. The Brunswick County schools just got turf and new fieldhouses. Hoggard has a better stadium and of course nobody touches New Hanover in the county as far as where they play.

As far as players yes Laney has had great athletes walking the halls. However, over the last few years they have lost out to Hanover on kids. But this past year showed that overall the county is down. Laney and Ashley struggled. Hoggard was down even if they dont want to admit it. New Hanover had kids on the roster from both Laney and Ashley. However, they didnt have the firepower of the state champion team,

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Laney has decent facilities that I remember from a game there. But if you rank county facilities they are in last. While there may be talent seems they just want to be a basketball school doesn't seem that the admin puts a lot into the program when you compare them to the other county schools

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22 minutes ago, Wildcat72 said:

Laney has decent facilities that I remember from a game there. But if you rank county facilities they are in last. While there may be talent seems they just want to be a basketball school doesn't seem that the admin puts a lot into the program when you compare them to the other county schools

I agree. Ashley has very nice facilities simply because the school is somewhat new. Hoggard is nice but could use a face lift with the weight room. NH has a lot of resources. MJ just donated 1 million to Laney, half of which goes to athletics. 

The parents and community can not want it more than the school does. If the admin doesn't care than things are going to be bad. They can say they care but actions are what really matters. It is hard to win a state championship. Over the last 5 years NH baseball has won 2 and has finished 2nd once. The football team has 1 state championship and an 2 ECF. Not bad, I would gladly take that. Ashely doesn't feed NH nearly as much as Laney because a lot of the Ashley players wouldn't get much playing time at NH. On NH state championship FB team they had 8 starters that lived in Laney district. That's hug, take those kids off that team they do not get out of the 2nd round and put them on Laneys team and they are completely different.

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32 minutes ago, Wildcat72 said:

portcity what improvements do you see that need to be done at Laney to make this an attractive place for players and coaches

I think their facilities are fine for coaches and players. Not the best but sufficient. The facilities are not the problem.

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I count 6 starters on NH team this past year that live in Laney district and 2 in Ashley district. That is just that I am aware of, there are more. All 6 were all conf players and 1 was POY.

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On 1/16/2020 at 12:36 PM, Wildcat72 said:

Any word on who has interviewed and might be the leading candidate

Interviews started yesterday. I just hope those on the board doing the interviewing didn't forget.

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