Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Central Cabarrus football coach resigns

Glenn Cook has resigned as football coach at Central Cabarrus High after a 1-10 season.
The Vikings’ lone victory came via a forfeit by Mallard Creek. Central Cabarrus was 0-11 on the field, and was outscored 457-34.
Cook was 20-50 in six seasons.
Central Cabarrus’ best season under Cook was 2005, when it was 7-6 and qualified for the N.C. 4A playoffs. The Vikings also reached the playoffs in 2007.

- Cliff Mehrtens

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cabarrus County has a history of bad coaches at all high schools that might compete with Concord or Kannapolis. Just look at Northwest where they built a program, ran off the coach, and hired a bafoon to replace him. It is a shame that Concord pride trumps the desire to give every kid an equal chance of playing for a quality coach and a quality program. Is it any wonder so many kids end up at Concord while living with a relative, especially in basketball?

Anonymous said...

Anon @5:11, you're full of it. NWC still has a solid football program. If Cannon hadn't gotten hurt this season they would have had a good season. Central Cabarrus has been gutted by two new schools opening in the last ten years. It's not all Glen's fault. So that Concord pride is what's keeping the others from hiring a decent coach? That's funny, I didn't know EZ hired the other coaches in the county. I thought that was up to the principal and the AD at each school. They can hire whoever they want out of the applicants. Come up with something new to complain about.

Anonymous said...

I agree. A big part of Central's problem comes from being gutted by Hickory Ridge (should have been named Harrisburg High) and Robinson. If Central can have a few years without losing students; then they should be fine. One good thing is that they are moving back to 3A. They should have never been part of the 4A Charlotte schools. Charlotte schools and Cabarrus schools are very different. Also, another big problem with Central can be traced back to 1991. When Dr. Gary Drinnen retired (he was a great principal), the school began to go downhill in my opinion. Maybe new leadership at the school could help all aspects of the school. Central had some decent football programs in the far past. Central also use to regularly every year field terrific basketball teams. And the band use to place as one of the best bands in the country. Alot has changed at Central. I still love Central and hope they can return to their past glory. Go Central.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 6:13pm, why was Jeremy playing a meaningless scrimmage with less than one minute remaining after crushing the opponent all night long? He was pre-season all state. Why risk the injury to your star. Quality football coaches know the risks and they don't take them in that scenario! I love NCHS, I bleed Black & Orange. Let's see where all the players go in 2009. I hope they stay for Coach Hurt and Holmes, but I wouldn't count on it. The changes started with a new Principal and a new AD, just like happened at Central. Central's Basketball coach is now at Concord. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

Yes its true that Central Cabarrus has been struggling in football as of lately. But its not just football, its all sports. Some teams didn't even have enough students try out to fill a roster. Even Softball will not be as dominant this year. This is due to many factors. (The seperation of schools, decrease in student enrollment, competeing in a 4A Charlotte League with only 1050 students, and lack of athletic talent.)100% of the blame should not fall on the coach though I do feel Coach Cook could have done some things differently. The athletics program at Central Cabarrus is going through a rebuilding phase right now and will be back on top in the near future. There is a good principal and good coaches there. It is important that the community, students, parents, and athletes know and understand that the grass is not always greener on the other side. Pulling your child out of one school and moving to another school just to "excel" in a sport is teaching your child to run from your problems instead of facing them to improve the situation through dedication, hard work, and loyalty. The new Cabarrus County 3A League will benefit the entire county by improving revenue, renew rivalaries, and be more competitive. The Vikings will be back!

Anonymous said...

Is pulling your child, really running from a problem or seeking an opportunity? If you can't get a promotion at BofA and move down the street to Wachovia for a better position, is that running from you problem or seeking an opportunity? Tim Tebow had to go to a private school to find a coach willing to let him play QB. What would you do to enhance your child's chances to excel? If your honest with yourself, anything within the confines of the law including changing schools. That's what has happened at Central and JM Robinson and now will happen at NCHS too. Where did North Meck get its QB...oh yeah JM Robinson.

Anonymous said...

First of all, I am all for putting my kids into a good situation starting with their freshman year. I want my kids to get an "opportunity" to excel in academics first and then athletically. I will never move my kid during their high school career into a better "opportunity." The bottom line is if your son/daughter is a good enough athlete he/she will be found and recognized by college scouts. This "AAU mentality" where parents/ players jump ship the minute there is some adversity is immature and is bad for high school sports. Tim Tebow is a poor example because this kid is a freak! There are not many of his kind around. Also, Tebow just turned down millions of dollars to returm to Florida to improve his game. He showed humility and loyalty toward his program. Show some loyalty and dedication! If your child is good enough to play at the next level, they will find you!

Anonymous said...

You can believe a talented player will be found all you want, but if your child played for NCHS under Coach Helms and Coach Helms paraded college coach after college coach through the locker room and now he is gone and the new coach does not bring in a single college coach, your child no longer has the same opportunities regardless of how talented he/she is. Lack of quality coaching is what is causing this problem and it leads to more and more private schools that specialize in producing athletic teams and their players earning scholarships.

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this is a great season for the team, of course that any change that coach want to do is welcome, of course while this change will be in benefit of the team, beside the error must be comminted to learn and grow.

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Glen cook was complete disaster he don't know how to train our players properly and waste away this season