Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Former Gryphon assistant gets another head job

I never thought when Mark Hoover left Rocky Mount as an assistant football coach that he'd be a head coach three times in a seven-year span.

But that's what the Pennsylvania native has done.

Hoover, an assistant under former Gryphon head coach John Hammett for two seasons in the early part of the decade, has just been hired as the head football coach at Central Davidson High in Lexington.

Hoover, who is currently an assistant coach at West Forsyth, has had head jobs at Chatham Central and West Lincoln before getting his new gig. Both those positions involved turning programs upside down to get the wins coming in - including putting an end to Chatham Central's massive 28-game losing streak.

Central Davidson hasn't been a consistent winner of late, so let's see if he will inject some wins into the 1-A program.

After all, he'll be running the Wing-T!