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.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.
If the rumor holds true, he only lasted a year.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.
Sounds like Facebook is just a rumor, he’s staying.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.
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.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.
I think all the "naysayers" wouldn't even be bringing up self control and discipline if he was winning those close games.Coach Evans has Wilmington on the right track. I would bet money when Wilmington has a winning season, the naysayers will not be mentioning discipline at all. Those same naysayers will be singing Coach Evans' praises LOL.
Give him time. It was his first year. As a former head coach, I can speak to the microscope that comes with leading a program. Everyone loves you when you win but lose one game and people want to start chirping.They might but when will that be??????
He was a first year coach going against vets. I wonder how many penalties were against Trace, MH, and CM? And if those schools commit a penalty or two it's usually solely just kids being kids right?I think all the "naysayers" wouldn't even be bringing up self control and discipline if he was winning those close games.
Coach has already went .500 in his 1st year at Wilmington (which hasn't been done since 2017 with the exception of a messed up covid year 2020 they went .500)
Here's the problem, Game 2 Wilmington vs Miami Trace final score (Wil) 22 (Trace) 28
Wilmington 333 total yds to Trace 177. But Wilmington 15 penalties for 160 yds to Trace 6-59
Game 3 - Mt Healthy 13 Wilmington 10 -- total yds Wil 179 to MtH 184 close But Wil 13 penalties for 95 MtH 3 for 40
And game 10 against CM was closer than the score indicated, but 10 penalties for 95 helped keep drives alive. CM 2 penalties for 20
Not saying Wilmington would of won all these, but definitely plays a part in the outcome. Most naysayers are on Coach Evans side, they would have rather been 6-4, 7-3, 8-2 instead of 5-5 in the regular season.
CHCA 9- 75yds
Batavia 9- 85
New Richmond 11-125
Western Brown 11-107
Going into this fall season, I think Wilmington has the most returning starters in the SBAAC. It's my opinion that with Novak gone (thank god) the league title will come down to CM and Wil .... and if its close?