Regardless of rankings or region alignments, Williams isn’t worried about anything other than how he can help his student-athletes become better — on and off the field.
“I want them be better people,” he said. “Football in and of itself is a great game. But it’s not enough. If we’re not becoming better people, we’re not doing our jobs.”
Enterprise Wolves at a glance
Coach: Malin Williams enters his second season as head coach of Enterprise. The team went 3-6 in his first season and didn’t make the playoffs. He is a graduate of Enterprise, SUU and BYU.
(6 returning starters; wing-T)
Williams is committed to the change he made last year in the team’s offense. Success begins with the offensive line, which will be anchored by senior center Roberto Jardon. Junior guards David Koller and Jesse Williams give the team a solid, athletic group. Senior Dallin Holt will lead the team’s skill players at tight end.
(6 returning starters)
While this has always been one of the program’s strengths, youth and inexperience make defense one of the Wolves’ biggest questions. So much of the focus was on learning the new offense that the team is now shifting focus to executing on defense. Sophomore Joey Paine looks good on the defensive line and Conner Phelps is a promising playmaker in the team’s secondary.
The Wolves have a lot of unknowns. With injuries and losses to family moves, positions are being decided every day at practice. Williams hopes the discipline and raised expectations will bring an attention to detail that sometimes the team has lacked, even before he took over. The team has talent, but with 36 players, staying healthy throughout the season will be a major factor, especially in light of offseason losses. The Wolves are working harder and smarter, and they hope the reward at the end is hosting a playoff game on their home field.
Enterprise coaching history
2012-current — Malin Williams (3-6)
2007-2011 — Barry Jones (30-23)
2005-2006 — Scott Robinson (15-10)
2004 — Dustin Pearce (8-4)
2000-2003 — Randy Hunter (32-13)
1999 — Chris Anderson (2-7)
1997-1998 — Spencer Moody (5-13)
Deseret News MVPs the past 10 years
2003 — Kody Phelps, RB
Deseret News First Team all-staters the past 10 years
2011 — Ryan West, RB/LB
2011 — Sage Palmer, WR/DB
2010 — Slade Moyle, QB/DB
2010 — Jade Hulet, RB/LB
2009 — Robert Hunt, WR/LB
2009 — Ryan Jones, WR/LB
2009 — Travis Colf, OL/DL
2008 — Kevin Cervantes, RB/LB
2007 — Trevor Colf, WR/DB
2007 — Chance Phelps, RB/DB
2006 — Brian Cates, OL/DL
2006 — Dallin Clove, TE/LB
2005 — Sam Fenn, RB/LB
2005 — Dallin Clove, TE/DL
2005 — Brian Cates, OL/DL
2005 — Jerron Evans, WR/DB
2004 — Lance Jones, RB
2004 — Sam Fenn, RB
2004 — Blake Holt, OL
2003 — Kyle Carter, DL
2003 — Lance Jones, RB/LB
2003 — Kody Probst, DL
2003 — Kyle Woodard, RB/DB
To view second team and honorable mention all-staters through the years, check out the Deseret News All-State Archives.
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