Wilmington Football

Ballin50

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Rumors around Clinton County is first year HC at Wilmington HS Ryan Evans is being let go after one season via Facebook lol. Are these rumors true?
 

jdizzle

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Man, I hope not. Kids really liked him and seemed to get great buy-in from the kids.

5-6 record and made the playoffs. Take the playoffs with a grain of salt anymore, but they still made it.
 

ghsknightsfan

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a mediocre record in year 1 at a school like Wilmington? that should be considered a success. granted, they play a mostly terrible schedule and Wilmington is the farthest thing from a community that cares about football (at both the high school and university). 5-6 and playoffs in year 1 at Wilmington is impressive, at least from my perspective.
 
Man, I hope not. Kids really liked him and seemed to get great buy-in from the kids.

5-6 record and made the playoffs. Take the playoffs with a grain of salt anymore, but they still made it.
Some kids like him, not all. I’ve heard from multiple sources- officials, coaches and fans- that there is very little structure within the program. His teams are very loose on questionable behaviors on and off the field.
I want Wilmington to be good, but I don’t think he will last more than 3 years there.
 

jdizzle

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Some kids like him, not all. I’ve heard from multiple sources- officials, coaches and fans- that there is very little structure within the program. His teams are very loose on questionable behaviors on and off the field.
I want Wilmington to be good, but I don’t think he will last more than 3 years there.
If the rumor holds true, he only lasted a year.

You will never please everyone. Coaching is a customer service game. If I coached I think I would run a black/white disciplined program. The gray area is tough. Easy for me to say… I don’t coach high school kids. Social media is a whole new ball of wax.
 
If the rumor holds true, he only lasted a year.

You will never please everyone. Coaching is a customer service game. If I coached I think I would run a black/white disciplined program. The gray area is tough. Easy for me to say… I don’t coach high school kids. Social media is a whole new ball of wax.
Sounds like Facebook is just a rumor, he’s staying.
Agreed on the black/white statement. Lots of grey area but having a standard is important and I believe his moral standard is low when it comes to things like behavior. We shall see.
 

triple option

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Wilmington has a good team and potential to be very good, but until they can find discipline and self control they will continue to lose close games. They are their worst enemy.

I believe Coach Evans has them on the right track with power running game, but discipline starts at the top.
 
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jdizzle

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Sounds like Facebook is just a rumor, he’s staying.
Agreed on the black/white statement. Lots of grey area but having a standard is important and I believe his moral standard is low when it comes to things like behavior. We shall see.
There is no excuse in allowing behavior issues. This creates a negative culture and that’s hard to watch as a parent or player who is doing what they should be doing.
 
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