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Wilson Central Job is open

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17 hours ago, TheHill said:

Is this why Troy Bond left? Just curious...I don't know him or his situation that well but I know he pretty much started the program and had great success.

You can rest assured that Wilson Central has never had a coach like Steve Thompson who has taken seven (7) teams to the STATE TOURNAMENT.  

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9 hours ago, cbg said:

You can rest assured that Wilson Central has never had a coach like Steve Thompson who has taken seven (7) teams to the STATE TOURNAMENT.  

Was a really good coach at one time but his day is past. I doubt very seriously he will ever coach again. I read something on his Facebook page that he has some kind of occasional irregular heart beat problem.

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On ‎4‎/‎22‎/‎2019 at 5:08 PM, TheHill said:

Is this why Troy Bond left? Just curious...I don't know him or his situation that well but I know he pretty much started the program and had great success.

Troy Bond is one of the best coaches in Middle Tennessee. My guess is he knew his time at WC had run his course. Going to Oakland was the best possible move for him. He is a future HOF coach.

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10 hours ago, Rade Butcher said:

Troy Bond is one of the best coaches in Middle Tennessee. My guess is he knew his time at WC had run his course. Going to Oakland was the best possible move for him. He is a future HOF coach.

Please explain how a school is able to have five (5) consecutive losing seasons and the coach be considered a HOF coach?  Where I am from that coach would be lucky to find a job coaching in middle school.  

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8 hours ago, cbg said:

Please explain how a school is able to have five (5) consecutive losing seasons and the coach be considered a HOF coach?  Where I am from that coach would be lucky to find a job coaching in middle school.  

I think Troy went to 2 state tournaments at WC and maybe 2 at Oakland...that's HOF territory in my book.

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My question is why would you leave a AAA school for a A school? Would also think Wilson Co. would be much better financially as well.

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On ‎4‎/‎24‎/‎2019 at 7:09 AM, cbg said:

Please explain how a school is able to have five (5) consecutive losing seasons and the coach be considered a HOF coach?  Where I am from that coach would be lucky to find a job coaching in middle school.  

I have no idea who you are referring to here  but Troy Bond never had 5 consecutive losing seasons. Those were all after he left Wilson Central. Maybe you should have a little background knowledge before you speak.

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My guess would be that Troy left because of the pay raise he got going to Rutherford Co., can't blame him.  Great coach, great guy, proving it again at Oakland.  He started the program at Central and took them to Murfreesboro 2 or 3 times (maybe 2 with 1 substate appearance). He is the real deal.  The big problem at Central is the apathy ( coaches and administration) at their largest feeder program, West Wilson Middle School.  The coach they have now and the one that preceeded him would not do the extra work required to be successful.    No open gyms in the summer, taking 3 weeks off in December for your 7-8th grade team, not taking advantage of the rules for practice in the summer.  Mt. Juliet people get it.  Great 6th grade program at MJMS with a guy who has been doing it for 10+ years who keeps 14-15 kids a year, open gyms all summer long, playing AAU all spring with incoming 5th graders.  Then you turn them over to Cheri Abner (not fair to have someone like her) for their 7-8th grade years and she is fantastic.  West Wilson has nothing like that going on,  new coach at Central is going to be lucky to  get 2-3 kids a year from one of the largest middle schools around.  This is going to be a tough job for anyone to turn around, and until it changes at the lower level I don't think it is going to get better.

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just to let everyone know Troy was the coach from start of the school until 2013-ish, then we had the great Tyler Brown for 2 years "hate that we lost him" (don't really know how to type sarcasm), then Coach Carney who has left to take job at Mt. Pleasant.  Carney did a good job with the hand he was dealt.  Good kids, just not good basketball players.  Not their fault, just no development at the lower levels.  Even when Bond was there and had his good runs his best players came from Southside, which is K-8 and has maybe 60 8th graders a year compared to West Wilson which has 500+

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On ‎4‎/‎23‎/‎2019 at 10:55 AM, cbg said:

You can rest assured that Wilson Central has never had a coach like Steve Thompson who has taken seven (7) teams to the STATE TOURNAMENT.  

As to Coach Steve Thompson he is returning to Mississippi...not sure if he is coaching or will just retire.

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Bond left the after the 2014-2015 season after having 3 freshman starters, all who had ridiculous parents who I believe all came from West Wilson.  I believe he had 4 State Tournaments appearances along with 5 sub-states. Now, 2 additional State Appearances at Oakland. 

The new AD, David Jennings, I believe was an assistant at WC under Bond during many of those successful years. Problem is, I don’t think there is great interest in the job. 

I would not hire any assts. etc. 

Unfortunately, due to the lack of interest,  there won’t be a “great hire” 

 

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