Monday, February 15, 2010

Sherrill resigns as Lake Norman coach, replaced by assistant

Lake Norman football coach Scott Sherrill has resigned, Wildcats principal Ben Allred said in a statement released Monday night.


"I wish Scott well in his future endeavors," Allred wrote in a statement, "and appreciate the hard work and dedication that gone into building our program."

Allred has named defensive coordinator Rob McNeely as the new coach.

Lake Norman was 8-4 last season, its first in the 4A class and in the I-MECK 4A conference, made up of primarily Mecklenburg County teams. The Wildcats, who moved up from 3A, finished 8-4 and lost 14-12 to West Forsyth in the first round of the playoffs.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know that Sherrill was forced to resign as the Head Coach

Anonymous said...

What and how do you know? Please explain?

Anonymous said...

I heard he interviewed for another job, so he was forced to resign.

Anonymous said...

????? That makes no since? I thought the assistant who got the job was looking for a head job elsewhere?

S. Yamanashi said...

Good luck coach and great job with the Wildcats!!! So much for the freedom to explore options in a democracy.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully he's headed to Hough

Anonymous said...

This should have happened years ago, the Wildcats will be much better without him.

Anonymous said...

Why do you think so? I don't know much about the program, was he not a good coach? Seems some want him and some don't. I guess it's like that everywhere.

Anonymous said...

yall dont kno him unles you played for him and i did. sherrill was one of the best coaches ive ever had and wherever he goes he will succeed. mcneely will be a great replacement though good luck next year wildcats

senior class 09-10

Anonymous said...

I played for Sherrill for 4 years and I will say off the field he was a great person, as a coach he got way to far into the game and made many bad decisions and played favorites, my best wishes to him though.

Anonymous said...

Of course he played favorites, anyone's favorite players are the players that play with heart and have God given ability, chances are you were neither of these and are just mad because you watched from the sidelines for 4 years.

Anonymous said...

The statesville paper today, states that he was asked to step down. So this is not rumor.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Of course he played favorites, anyone's favorite players are the players that play with heart and have God given ability, chances are you were neither of these and are just mad because you watched from the sidelines for 4 years

Huh? Did using the Lords name in vain strenghten your idiot lies? We know the real score.

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Anonymous said...
Of course he played favorites, anyone's favorite players are the players that play with heart and have God given ability, chances are you were neither of these and are just mad because you watched from the sidelines for 4 years

Huh? Did using the Lords name in vain strenghten your idiot lies? We know the real score.

The first anonymous did not use the Lord's name in vain. You're crazy. God-given ability is an OK term to use in my church.

Anonymous said...

Sherrill is a great High School Coach. My son played for him for four years at North Meck and until I hear something factual everyone should just step back and shut up.

Coach Sherrill coached high school football where everyone doesn't get to play and those that do play are picked by the coach -- thats not playing favorites -- grow up it's not youth football or rec-leaque.

Anonymous said...

I played for Coach Sherrill for the past few years and I am a senior. What Coach Sherrill did for me made a permanent improvement in my life. The man invites all the players into his families, and it is saddening to see him go. McNealy is an amazing coach though and will lead the Wildcats to success in the coming years. I wish Coach Sherrill the best of luck wherever he goes to. And to answer the questions, no. Sherrill was not a bad coach. At times, yes he did get heated and you could say some calls were "bad". However he never called plays that we did not run constantly in practice, and the failing play falls back on all of the players for not properly executing it. I believe that if we did not have Coach Sherrill guiding us the way he did, the practices the speeches and his love of the game, we would not have been as successful as we were the past two years.

Anonymous said...

Of course he played favorites, anyone's favorite players are the players that play with heart and have God given ability, chances are you were neither of these and are just mad because you watched from the sidelines for 4 years

actually I started 2 years on JV and 2 years on varsity, i watched as some of the kids with the most heart and talent sit on the sideline. And what i meant by favorites is he didnt help any one get recruited but his sons and maybe one or two close family friends this i know personally.

Anonymous said...

Sons?? Last time I checked his older son did not play college football and he didn't even see playing until late in his sophomore year. That doesn't sound like playing favorites to me. He didn't ask these schools to go after those boys they came to them. And three kids signed this year two of which were not his sons. You cant play college football if you don't have the talent

Anonymous said...

Well as a fan sitting in the stands watching him run the same players on the same plays all the time gets old. Yes they may have worked some of the time, but then the other times they didn't. After a few times the other teams figured it out, so it would be nice to see some NEW plays every now and then. And also being able to hear what he is "screaming" at the boys while sitting in the stands is also something that I think has hurt him. He might be a great coach in the long run, but he may have dug this hole for himself?

Anonymous said...

Guy above me...take a key look at what you just said. Sitting in the stands. I was on the sidelines with the man. He yelled for a reason, and that was to motivate us. Wanna say that it did not work? 8-3 regular season. And seeing new players every so often? This wasn't little league where everyone can play just because their parents payed for it, this is high school football. If you dont work hard in practice and dont execute in practice, you dont play, and you don't deserve to play. If you had talent and hard work ethic, you earned play time. There is also a team first attitude. I sat on the sidelines for my time at this school. I would have never taken the spot of someone that I knew was the best choice and would give our team the better chance of winning, just so I could play. The people that deserved to shine did, and thats what a great coach would allow. It was motivation for people like me to want to work harder in practice, if only I had taken that motivation and used it. Coach Sherrill is a great coach, no matter what the people who sat in the stands thought. Coach did not play favorites, he played who deserved to play. And as someone who was on the team and did sit on the sidelines, I wouldn't have had it any other way.

Anonymous said...

Hough can only hope Coach Sherrill will be there. Could not ask for a better Coach than Coach Sherrill!

Anonymous said...

I coached with Coach Sherrill. Leave your bashing comments to your ignorant self. The man has and always will care for all of his players. Don't comment on ---- you don't know first hand!

Anonymous said...

This man was and is an idiot. There was no need to see tapes og LNHS. Sherrill was going to run up the middle on every first and second down until he proved it would not work. Then, he would continue.
He favored boys whose fathers coached his own son at Brawley. He was vindicative and malicious in his treatment of several star players. He played kids against each other and it did not motivate anyone. He stayed 4 years too long.

Anonymous said...

Last comment is patently wrong. The coach had a great deal of success against very good teams. He would not have had a winning season the last year if he was that predictable.

When we pay our coaches for perfection, you can cast all of the stones you want. Until then, put a lid on it.

Anonymous said...

Sherrill was a mean spirited dictator who NEVER played the personnel he had in the right positions. I know that he played mind games with his players and caved to local/vocal parents.

He was finally blessed with huge linemen and 2 star running backs in the same year to go 8-3. LNHS suffered under him. Good riddance. LNHS might not be so sought after for homecoming games without him.

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