Thursday, February 5, 2009

Simpson is new football coach at West Charlotte

Former Vance coach Jeff Simpson is the new football coach at West Charlotte.

Simpson, 36, resigned his position at Vance in December after four years at the school. Vance was 28-20 while he was there.


At West Charlotte, he'll replace Aaron Brand, who led the Lions to a 9-4 record and their first ME-CA 7 championship since 1999. Brand, named conference coach of the year, was fired after the season by principal John Modest, who said he was looking to go in a different direction.


West Charlotte athletics director Masanori Toguchi said the school received more than 50 resumes for the vacant coaching job and he interviewed 15 candidates, ultimately narrowing down to four finalists.

"We just thought that Jeff had that pedigree," Toguchi said. "He's got the experience and the knowledge to take West Charlotte to a good place."

Read more about this breaking story in Friday's Observer.


-- Langston Wertz Jr


30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lol.... Dropping Brand for this guy? Slim pickins wasn't it?

Anonymous said...

Who wants to play for a guy who couldn't win with exceptional talent at Vance? And the wing T? Not exactly getting guys ready for college ball...

Anonymous said...

They obviously hired him for his wonderful smile. He looks so happy to be coaching West Charlotte.

Anonymous said...

Hands down worse coaching move West Charlotte. Hopefully simmons won't transfer.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Picture that this was the "direction" that John Modest wanted to go in. Hopefully the next direction for Modest is out the door. He and Touguchi both should be fired for this decision. Who else in their right mind would want to end up at West Charlotte? All I can say is...Good luck Simpson and let the butt kissing begin!! I wonder what those complaining parents will have to say now.

Anonymous said...

This is totally insane. This hire is worst then when Mike Helms was hired to replace Tom Knotts after he was run off. I have to agree with the previous comments, I know all of those who called for coach Brand to be fired are kicking themselves now. (Be careful what you ask for) Also, has any reason been given as to why this guy really resigned from Vance? As a very loyal supporter of WC football, I am truly ashamed of what this program has been turned into.

Anonymous said...

I hear severtal WC players have moved to toher districts and several more will soon. Simmons will be wearing other colors next fall. Who would stay with this dysfunctional sports department?

Anonymous said...

i feel the same as the rest of you,,but WC will be in bad shape this year,,slso heard that a lot of players are going to leave,,Simmons will be on the east side next year,,will move into another school district,,WC deserves what they will get,,looks very bad

Anonymous said...

Good luck WC and coach Simpson. Everyone thinks WC is going to crash because they have chose simpson as the new coach,and because some of the good players may be leaving. Well even if it were true you're forgetting that there are still alot of great players at WC. Some you will get to know very soon. Not to mention the ones that are coming because of the shut down of open schools. So watch out!Always has and always will be great talent at Dub C

Anonymous said...

Obviously the comments are coming from people who truly does not KNOW what happened with Brand and WC!!! I could tell you, but I wouldn't put Brand's situation on a Blog. What players have moved??? Name ONE(1)?? Before you make comments that are not true...do your research!! AS for Simmons..if he choses to leave WC, good luck...hell, go to INDY and ask the QB how many rings he got! And asked the last 2 graduating classes...how many major D1's have come out of INDY!! Please don't say Massaquoi, Nicks or Leake...Please don't!!

Anonymous said...

Funny thing is...even after all the mess at WC...they still ended with winning seasons the last 2 years. So for all who are being negative about the Dub, you will just end up with egg in your face...AGAIN!!

Anonymous said...

Didn't Simpson come within one play of beating Indy??

just asking!!??

Anonymous said...

Simpson's teams at Vance got worse every year, not the sign of a guy who can build a progam. Major recruits at Indy? Holloman was totally developed by Indy and signed with the SEC. As far as rings go, for the 9th year in a row Indy was the best in Charlotte, no question, how about that? Indy will have a high profile game against South pointe and will play Byrnes again. Players go there to play in nationally recognized games period. WC will have its 4th coach in four years, who wants to be part of that?

Anonymous said...

I heard simpson got fired at vance.So why would you hire him.But dont worry wc fans he has great talent.It should makeup for his coaching.

Anonymous said...

Almost beat indy when, the last two years indy beat vance bye 40 points.If I were them kids I would run for the hills.If he is so good why did vance let him go.

Anonymous said...

RUMORS,RUMORS,RUMORS! Why do you believe everything you hear? I bet You can't name one player you know for a fact is leaving WC. Always someone on the outside looking in thinking you know when you really don't.I guarantee you'll be surprised as to what WC bring to the field next season.Haters talk all you want.LOL!

Anonymous said...

WC has been in the news for to long now. Let's see if they get this much coverage when they do their beastin next season. We know Brand was a great coach and it was a bad decision to let him go[MODEST]. But why slander the team for it? All they did was trust and play a helluva season.Watch out WC is here to stay...

Anonymous said...

Simmons at indy? NOT! He'd rather stay at WC and if not he'll probably go to a private school. Like None of you haters he loves WC that much. As for the blogger that thinks Dub C will do bad next season meet my son on the 50yard line and watch him truck you all the way to the end zone!LOL! LOL!

Anonymous said...

He does not run the wing T. The formation in which you are referring to is called the Double Wing. Very similar to Paul Johnson's often run formation at Georgia Southern, Navy, and now at Georgia Tech. Talent may be good at vance, but they you cannot find an offensive linemen in that school. The Spisaks are the last quality linemen Vance has had. It is hard to win wihtout linemen.

Anonymous said...

similar to Paul Johnson...come on man...Vance ran from the shotgun and GT ran from under center...

He was fired...he did not resign...Wonder what the kids at Vance think about the move...

Finding lineman is a coaches job...the demographics at Vance and WC are very similar...it is not about finding them, it is about communicating with them and getting them to come out and play for you...

Vance had kids that chose NOT to play at Vance but play for one of the private schools (Q Foundation like teams) so they did not have to play for Coach Simpson...

BTW, have you heard that he NEVER played high school football...gonna be tough to sell the kids when you can not say that you have been there...

Anonymous said...

brand a great coach i dont think so he only won coach of the year by default mc coach would have won it hands down.He was giving the number 2 rank team in the state and still lost 4 games.Give these new guy a chance if brand could win he could.

Anonymous said...

I guess Hollamon loved INDY so much...he transferred to South Pointe! And please don't say it had something to do with his parents...they were running from the investigation and his family made the best move for their son!! Hollamon could have gone to any high school in Charlotte and gone to South Carolina..like I said earlier, some kids are just good and built to play D1 football...
I guess if Simpson got fired at Vance and Brand got fired at WC..all is fair now! Question: How many plays will Brand call at Indy next year? Didn't he get hired as offensive coordinator?? Wasn't he OC before he left INDY? Maybe Brand is the offensive mind and not Tommy....HMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT WINS AND LOSES WITH BRAND...IT WAS MORE TO THE SITUATION THAN YOU KNOW ABOUT! LET IT GO!!!

Anonymous said...

Holloman wasn't running from anything,,they have lived in the INDY zone since middle school,,it just wasn't fun to play football at INDY any more,,a lot of pressure over there, WC plays in the weakest conference in the city,,they should win it,,the sansbury boys are leaving,,i know, safety leaving, i know, if i was simmons,,i would stay,,they have got 3 or 4 good RB at INDY,,he should stay at WC

Anonymous said...

make sure your son has a 2.0 before he trucks anybody,,the other RB at WC is a better all around football player,,after HS,,where is Simmons going to play,,NC Tech,,

Anonymous said...

YOU'RE JUST HATING ON DUB C! LOL! NO DOUBT SIMMONS IS A GREAT RUNNING BACK AND HE GETS ALL MY SUPPORT, BUT WHAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND IS DUB C HAS ALOT OF TALENTED PLAYERS IN ALL POSITIONS. YOU THINK DUB C IS GOING TO DO BAD NEXT YEAR BECAUSE OF THEIR MISFORTUNES.NOT GONNA HAPPEN!!! AS FOR MAKING SURE MY SON HAS A 2.0 IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. HIS RULE IS A 3.0 OR BETTER.SEEMS LIKE YOU NEED TO SET HIGHER GOALS IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE INSTEAD OF JUST GETTING BY. AND AGAIN MEET MY SON ON THE 50YD LINE AND HE WILL TRUCK YOU ALL THE WAY TO THE END ZONE WITH BOTH ACADEMICS AND ATHLETICS.LOL!

Anonymous said...

should have used him when they played RC,,,i hear they are still at WC scoring on you guys, chain crew quits during game,,PR guy in booth talking smack about HC,,yes you guys really have a great thing going over there, and lets not forget about moms going in field house at half talking smack to HC for not playing her baby,,

Anonymous said...

STILL TALKING BOUT WHAT YOU HEARD. DO YOU HAVE ANY FACTS OF YOUR OWN?I CAN ONLY BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR ME AND MINE.AS FAR AS MOMS TALKING TRASH TO HC THOSE WERE GROWN ADULTS AND THEY CAN ANSWER FOR THEMSELVES. WHY WOULD I EVEN TRY AND DEFEND THEM.HC CALLED THE PLAYS AND DECIDED WHO PLAYED AS A RESULT RC PLAYED A BETTER GAME. WC HAD ALOT OF STARTERS THAT HAD INJURIES THAT GAME AND DIDN'T PLAY. AGAIN GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT.

Anonymous said...

facts are right,,was there and seen it,,know the people who did it,,and please,,drop the caps, don't you know you shouldn't use them all the time, it is what it is, i know all the history at WC, don't think i don't, AD over there is to blame too, he didn't want Brand from the first,

Anonymous said...

i saw the new coach in chapel hill at the nchsaa girls state finals and i don't know why this man was choosen as the new head coach. he looked lifeless in person and you don't get a winning vibe or energy from him. he has a defeated look on is face already. everybody was so hype because the vasity girl was playing for the state title and he seemed so unintrested. this man is not the coach for WC. we have wonderful football athetlics at WC. i just hope the new coach recognize it and can motivate our kids. good luck WC i hope your football progam is successfull in 2009.

Anonymous said...

vance was overrated. give the man a shot. guess yall forget what richmond did to yall last nov with that 50 pt drub for the dub? it was 50 pts at halftime. they coulda run up he score over 100 on you but held back. yall sound like chumps whinin over nothing. how can anybody predict in advance? crystall ball?
A 9-4 record is great? you lucked out on mallard creek or it would have been bigger than the richmond loss. we could have beat richmond.

dubc needs a new face if you know what we mean ...