Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Vance to begin search for a new football coach

Vance High athletics director Carlos Richardson told the Observer that Keith Wilkes will not return as the Cougars' head football coach next season.

Richardson said "it was a mutual decision" between Wilkes and the school to make the move.

Wilkes coached at Vance for two seasons. His 2012 team finished 9-4. Vance was 6-6 this season after a promising 4-1 start. The Cougars lost their final three games of the season and four of their final five.

Vance has had two winning seasons in the past seven years.

Mecklenburg County schools now have three head coaching vacancies: at Vance, at Garinger and at Myers Park.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Charlotte is a dumpster fire for 4AA coaches. The good coaches would rather coach in a South Carolina HS or take two steps back & coach lil' AL Brown. It's better than dealing with the CMS politics & small minds.

Anonymous said...

how is coaching at al brown at step backward? kannapolis lives and dies with the wonders and they a great football tradition that is better than any cms program

Anonymous said...

Really 7:39 AM. When was the last time the "wonders" won a state championship again? How is the old two time state champion coach working out for you there in Kannapolis as well? Last time I checked those crappy CMS programs were multiple time state champs and the "wonders" were wonerless. Might want to think before you throw insults.

Anonymous said...

Coach Wilkes has had 3 semesters At Vance H'S and was expected to change a Vance program That has struggle Fourteen years.A 9-4 6-5 record for two season with mostly 10 grade players this season and they was in most game but what I respect about him for he love his kids and sent 15 or more boy to college's to me thats what he is was all about great job coach love you. Wow Vance.

Anonymous said...

american football including nfl, college high school, and youth soon to be officially extinct ...
some predict 10-20 yrs but its more like 5-10 yrs max due to massive permanent brain injuries and death notwithstanding shortened life spans for players ...
enjoy it while you can ... its days are numbered ...

the truth finally coming out ... football on all levels a death trap killer sport like boxing ...

the 1st death on the nfl field will spell an immediate end to the entire game top to bottom ... no helmet made can withstand high speed sudden impact collision and 95% of ex-nflers die before the age of 60 due to brain trauma and neurological blood clotting ...



http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9387994/lem-barney-says-sees-end-football-10-20-years

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe Vance let Wilkes go. Who made that decision. His record of helping kids go to college is awesome.He has 2 State championships under his belt.Everyone knows Vance does not have a legacy in football.Who wants a job when you are not given time to do it.2 playoffs appearances.What a mindless decision. CMS

Anonymous said...

I have known Coach Wilkes for a long time, when he coached at Carver in WS. Coach Wilkes sent a long list of players to college from Carver as well. I think Vance dropped the ball too early on this one. The Kannapolis job, I think they will turn it around they have a good football tradition up there. Its hard for these schools to compete with Butler and Mallard Creek.