Amherst Coach Resigns

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  1. lyhsports

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    Just saw it on their Facebook "Amherst Lancer Football". Big loss for Amherst County. He led a good program. Any idea on who's next?
     
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    Yes he resigned this morning with a very nice face book post. I knew it before the post came out.
     
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    Good thing going on in Amherst, just hope the right decision is made in choosing another head coach. Gotta keep these area programs strong!
     
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    I wonder if Woody would come across the river. Wishful thinking
     
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    Ummm... No Sir! It would cut his traveling time by about 30 min every day though.
     
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    I know who should get it but I won’t post a name out of respect of his privacy. Very very good hire if he was to get it. (Grill master himself hint hint).
     
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    That would be nice, I don't think so though. After Him, I have no idea. It seems like an attractive position though. I think Cecil Phillips came from Kings Fork to take the Job at Amherst. So it could be anyone's job.
     
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    It is a very attractive job
     
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    Most people I talk to want Woody,Not sure that's a good fit though.
     
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    Do y’all think Woody would really leave Glass? Amherst is definitely a big time job. I’d place it up there with Salem, Pulaski, and GW Danville.
     
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    Woody said in an interview in September that he would only leave Glass for a college coaching position. He also said that he's not looking for anything and that he is fine at Glass.
     
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    I don't blame him. Glass is definitely up there with those schools mentioned.
     
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    I don't know DSH.The next 2 years could be rough for Amherst so that might keep Woody away.I would like Doug Smith or Chuck Poston but that's just my personal choice.Bradley would be ok also.
     
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    In terms of prestige, Amherst is definitely one of the most Prestigious football programs in the state, and I'm sure if they wait long enough, they'll land a really good coach. Amherst athletes have a great blend of size and speed, and if the personnel is used correctly, they are a state caliber team every year.
     
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    Just curious. What makes you think that any of the big name coaches in this area would want to leave successful and improving programs to coach another school in the area? I doubt Bradley, Smith and Woody would leave their schools.
     
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    I agree lyhsports but its already May,how long can you wait?
     
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    Doug Smith I think would be the best fit at Amherst but I really doubt he would ever leave Appomattox. Just hope Curd makes a good decision with the county and players in mind. Used to be a time in Amherst you would have to walk from hardees. Last game I went to you could drive in and find a parking spot.
     
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    Those thoughts crossed my mind also. Maybe they could hire a a currend assistant on an interim basis? I just hope they don't rush the decision because it is May, and hire someone that is not a good fit.
     
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    I think Smith would be a good fit too... Hes not leaving Appo though.
     
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    I didn't say they would but I was hoping..Appo talent isn't what it use to be,from what I've seen it will be rough for Appo in the coming years.I've seen Bradley floating around Amherst to often..I know nothing but you have to start at the top and work your way down.
     
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    Jumping from 2a to 4a might be enticing to Smith,why not?
     
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    Gotcha. Yes Appo may be a little down, but Ill give them a year to reload. Coach Smith has a program there regardless of the talent. He'll develop the young ones well. Maybe Torrence would be a good fit at Amherst. That is, if he wants to leave that awesome defense at Heritage.
     
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    Didn't he do some shady stuff at Northside?I hope Amherst doesn't do that.I don't want to win that bad.
     
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    I'm not sure, seems like that stuff is over. He's a great coach.
     
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    To me it didn't seem that shady
     
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    It may be more tempting now to leave since he's lost a huge portion of his coaching staff to Flemming
     
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    He lost two really good coaches in Robertson and Lovelace, but Woody has replaced at least one of those guys. I think Burford takes over the defense. The staff is good at Glass.
     
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    I have heard that before and things change so who knows and remember it isn't always what you heard before
     
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    Nahhhhhhh. Not gonna happen. I know Amherst would love it though.
     
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    Woody is not going to Amherst and I would not say it if I didn't know it for a fact. So please don't listen to the rumors all it does is hurt the kids that he currently coaches and it is not happening.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Everyone listens to rumors that is part of the talk on here. I never said it anyway just stated that things change
     
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    not trying to throw shade, I think your response was right on time. I just wanted to stop the rumors before they get started. I have already heard from several glass players that they heard woody was going to Amherst. And woody is not interested.
     
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    My initial post said wishful thinking. I would be really happy if they could pull a Bradley, Smith, or Woody, hell even Sharnus, away from their schools. No slight to their current programs just being hopeful that Amherst administration will get it right. The opening should draw a good number of winning coaches.
     
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    Someone also posted who they believe Amherst would want, no one should be so sure about that either
     
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    And who they don’t want
     
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    One of those names Amherst would not hire
     
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    I know who you are talking about wiki. It's gonna be a long month for the county waiting to find out what is going to happen. Even with the late hire it should be a large pool to pull from. "Wishful thinking" it would be a local coach to bring a winning tradition. So no players and fans don't get pissed off. It won't be Woody, Bradley, Smith or Scharnus. Wish they were in the running, but one could only hope.
     
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    Would Amherst ever want Crouch back I'm sure he wouldn't be too hard to get away from Gretna?
     
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    The people of Amherst yes. Maybe...... the administration no!
     
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