Monday, February 23, 2009

Culicerto is new head football coach at Vance

Vance High athletics director Rick Gardner said his school considered more than 70 applicants for its vacant head football job, but ultimately decided to promote five-year assistant Phil Culicerto to replace Jeff Simpson.

Simpson recently took the head job at West Charlotte.

“Coach Culicerto has a number of years experience coaching at the high school and college level,” Gardner said. “We feel fortunate we had someone of his caliber already here that knew the kids and their parents and the other members of the faculty and staff. He was the right fit for us.”

Culicerto played quarterback at Virginia Tech and was a graduate assistant under former Tech coach Bill Dooley. Culicerto was head coach at Division III Hampden-Syndney (Va.) College and a former Wingate assistant. He’s been Vance’s head baseball coach for four years, but stepped down from that position last fall. He will be the Cougars fast-pitch softball coach this spring.

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Anonymous said...

Coach "C" has been apart of the Vance family for a number of years. He understands the kids and families that go to Vance. The kids and faculity love Coach C and respect him greatly.This was a great hire for the school as Coach Culicerto will lead Vance's Football program into the right direction.

Anonymous said...

Excellent hire! From my understandng Culicerto is a great football mind and has tons of experience. He is well liked by the kids, not just football, and the people in the community. He will grow the program. Should have gotten the job the last time that it was open. His son was Charlotte Catholic's QB a couple of years back.

Anonymous said...

Never pick a coach on the current staff if the team was losing most of it's games. Basically, you are getting more of the same.

Anonymous said...

Actually you are getting a completly different philosophy. Culicerto and and Simpson are no where close to the same. You will see a big change in the way things are run at Vance. The offense will be more wide open and kids will be excited to play in it. In my observations of the MECA 7 over the past couple of years I have thought that vane's organization has been lacking. If Culicerto can improve on that then he will be just fine. i would expect to see their player numbers to improve. As at North Meck supporter I hope that I am wrong!

Anonymous said...

Did Culicerto graduate from Woodrow Wilson in Beckley, WV? If so, his dad was the very popular and well-known coach at that high school for many years.

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Hahahaha Culicerto sounds very creepy in Spanish language an accurate translation can be "certain ass".