Bill Iezzi: First Day for New Football Coach

Mike Wilson met with the Middle Township football team Wednesday morning for the first time as head coach.

"We had our first meeting and practice and everything went well," said Wilson, who had been an assistant for four years until head man Lee Chappine left the program suddenly on Aug. 5.

Middle Township athletic director Scott Lodgek said he chose Wilson as an interim head coach, with the decision to be voted upon by the school board on Aug. 19. No opposition is expected. 

Wilson had been one of four assistants, who included Matt Wolf, Gary Lord and Malcolm Talton. Recently, he was hired as a history teacher at the high school, which was a plus.

"It's good to have a head coach in the building," Lodgek said. 

Wilson said he hopes to turn around a program that has had 3-7 records in each of the last three seasons.

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