Boys Varsity Football · @ Pioneer: Crossroads looking for new football coach

Posted by John Raffel on June 10th, 2019

BIG RAPIDS — Practices for football’s fall season are two months away, and Crossroads Charter Academy officials are busy looking for a new football coach.

The Cougars are looking to replace their coach from the last two seasons, Thomas Wheeler.

“Our football coach resigned to take a teaching position at Reed City,” CCA athletic director Kevin Sankey said. “We are looking for a new football coach to lead the program.”

CCA has been publicly advertising for the position. Sankey didn’t say when he thought the school would have a new coach. Practices start on Aug. 12.

The first game is at Burr Oak on Aug. 29.

Crossroads has had football since 2007 and went to 8-player action in 2014. The team made the playoffs in 2014 and finished at 5-5. Since then the team has had seasons of 2-7, 0-0, 0-9 and 2-7. Wheeler was 2-16 as coach the past two years.

Last season, the team beat St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran 28-14 and Baldwin 21-6.

“I stepped down as of May 24,” Wheeler said. “I accepted a teaching position at Reed City High School. I think the program has potential, especially next season. There are a lot of pieces coming back that could make it a very good season for CCA football.

“It seems like the younger grades are interested in football as well which will hopefully help build the base of the program. I hope that it continues to build in the future.”

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