Comments about ‘Wilson steps down as Herriman football coach’

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Published: Friday, Jan. 4 2013 8:35 a.m. MST

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thebig1
SLC, UT

admin stepping in again and causing problems, someone should call them on the carpet on occasion

Sounds right..
Cedar City, UT

Does the new coach currently work at the school or was he on Coach Wilsons staff?

footballisgood
Holladay, UT

Coach Pearce was on the staff this past year and teaches at the school. Big blow to lose Coach Wilson, but Dustin Pearce is one of the best coaches in this state, and the remaining staff will support him fully.

Lonster
Sandy, UT

Footballisgood: By what measurement is Dustin Pearce "One of the best coaches in the state?" Every state has scads of coaches and they can't all be among "the best". So give us something quantitative about Coach Pearce that proves your point...

Winglish
Lehi, UT

I don't know Coach Pearce, but I would like to take a moment to honor Coach Wilson as one of the aforementioned "Best in the state". Larry won multiple state titles as a coach and assistant coach. In fact, he has to his credits state championships in football, baseball, softball, and even national titles in rugby (He was an assistant on the now Hollywood famous Highland High team). Coach Wilson sent many players on to college squads and even had four players make the NFL, most notably Haloti Ngata of the Baltimore Ravens.
Herriman is losing a great football coach and better human being. Good luck in your retirement, Coach.

Red
Salt Lake City, UT

Good Job Coach Wilson.

Great legacy that you are leaving. Way to go.

I liked you as the D-line Coach at the University of Utah!!! Go Utes.

Lonster
Sandy, UT

Winglish: Way to quantitate!

footballisgood
Holladay, UT

Lonster, this is a board in which people are entitled to their opinions, so I am not sure what makes you think that I need to justify mine to you with evidence? That is my opinion of the man. If you knew him you would probably agree. Trying to lump a discussion of two coaches in to "all coaches" is a bit juvenile, don't you think?

SportsFan1
South Jordan, UT

Coach Wilson should be recognized for his work in athletics, for sure. I want to thank him and honor him for what he teaches off the field. His leadership and focus on the classroom, making "Right" choices, and teaching boys about becoming men, is so far above just athletics. Very sorry to see him not at Herriman, however Larry Wilson is and always will be the FATHER OF HERRIMAN FOOTBALL , Thanks so much Larry

slcftball
Salt Lake City, UT

Re football is good

I disagree. You throw a big statement like the one you did...@he is one if the best coaches in the state "...I haven't heard not have ever heard of him mentioned in those circles. Doesn't mean it isn't true, I don't know anything about his coaching resume. So by all means, enlighten me. If u took the time to post it, u most certainly can defend it. I am a HS football fan.

footballisgood
Holladay, UT

If it pleases you, fine. But I have an issue with someone who acts like they are so important and are owed an explanation. That said, Coach Pearce took Hunter to the state semis as a young coach and had a huge impact on the lives of a lot of young men. He changed the lives of lots of those young men, many of whom may have gone down a bad path if not for his influence. He has coached at the collegiate level as well. One of the Herriman coaches told me that he gets called about every single opening around because he is so well thought of by administrators, but he wanted to come to Herriman because that is where his kids are going to go to school and he wants to be at their school.
I never said he was a better coach than Wilson, that guy is a legend. I am in awe of what he has done at Herriman. I don't get why it is such a big deal to make a statement about a guy that I think is a great hire to replace a legend.

slcftball
Salt Lake City, UT

Best if luck to him and Herriman. Sounds like a great hire.

eagle
Provo, UT

well said footballisgood. Coach Wilson is a great coach and Pearce sounds like a great hire to continue the work...

markymark
HERRIMAN, UT

Wilson is a good coach not great. Pierce hasn't done much yet besides bail on hunter.

markymark
HERRIMAN, UT

Here is pearce's resume.
Fired at SUU
2 years at hunter and quit
1 year at granger and quit
1 year at herriman
I could be off on my years at each place, but it definitely isn't a great resume

footballisgood
Holladay, UT

How about putting your resume up for everybody to pick apart? This is the problem with message boards. Keyboard warriors that make themselves feel better by tearing everybody down. I'm sure you applied for the job, since you are qualified enough to cast judgement on these two? These guys probably have more of a positive impact on people in one season than you have in your entire life. Why all the negativity?

markymark
HERRIMAN, UT

The boards are for people's opinions. Sorry your son isn't a very good coach. If you don't like it then don't read the comment boards. I should have just agreed with your earlier posts instead of give my opinion.

footballisgood
Holladay, UT

Dude, I don't have a son who coaches. I just want to know why you feel it necessary to give your negative opinions on here? You don't have to agree with me, but if you want to trash hard working people, keep it to yourself. What a shame that these coaches families and friends have to get on here and read this trash. How about it? Want to give us your name, occupation, resume so that we can rip on you even though we don't know you, and give you the same treatment you put these guys through? Didn't think so.

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