Student Newspaper of Merrill F. West High School

The Zephyr

New season new coach

Andrea Rivera, Sports Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Meet the new head coach Steve Wichman. Some may know him as their math or PE teacher but as of this year Mr. Wichman will take the position as the new Head Coach of the West High Football team.

With a new head coach comes new techniques and new plays. When asked what those new techniques are Wichman said,“ We have changed the style offense for the past and we’re changing the style of defense as well. Also we have added new coaches at new levels.”  This season wichman is just looking forward to each of the teams working hard “whether it’s a win loss I’m just very proud of them.”

“Communication is critical and every football team needs a strong core of leaders to set an example for the rest of the team to follow”, said Wichman. This year a the solid crew of seniors will assume that leadership role. WIchman not only coaches the sport but he also played football in high school at  West high. He believes his experience playing will,“ Allow me to step into the minds of my players, to understand what they are dealing with. Like trying  to balance six classes academically and the balancing the requirements and responsibilities of an athlete.” Wichman can  approach each of the situation of his players in a “unique matter which i’m able to  understand.”

As well as the new techniques head injuries have become a new rising problem in the sports industry. When asked about the prevention of these injuries Wichman said,“ We have state of the art helmets with new technology. We will also have a physician and a chiropractor on the sidelines to check any player that sustains a blow to the head during the game.”

When asked about the new coaching styles, senior Reynaldo Delgado said,“ i respect him very much because when we do exercise he will do them with us. He won’t tell us to do thing and just watch but put in the work with us.”

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • New season new coach

    News

    West High Marine remembered

  • New season new coach

    Features

    Boswell begins his first year as principal of the ‘Pack

  • New season new coach

    Showcase

    West takes on the world

  • New season new coach

    Opinion

    The most important meal of the day, made easy

  • New season new coach

    News

    Why are the P-building restrooms still closed?

  • New season new coach

    News

    Juno’s world

  • New season new coach

    Features

    What have you learned from your high school experience?

  • New season new coach

    Showcase

    Run, swim, spike, tackle: summer sports!

  • New season new coach

    Features

    Words of wisdom from the Class of 2016

  • New season new coach

    News

    Every Fifteen Minutes

Student Newspaper of Merrill F. West High School
New season new coach