Seth Wilson relishes opportunity as new Western Albemarle football coach
CROZET, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Seth Wilson would describe himself as a football purest dreaming of becoming a high school football coach since the age of 11 and his dream came to fruition once again as the new head football coach at Western Albemarle.
"I mean I don't understand how any purest coach could certainly pass that up," Wilson said after being introduced Thursday.
Wilson takes over the Warriors program after longtime coach Ed Redmond retired following last season. But Wilson is no stranger to the area after serving as the head coach at Covenant for three seasons, leading the Eagles to back-to-back eight-man state championships in 2018 and 2019.
Western Albemarle are coming off back-to-back playoff appearances themselves and a 10 win season only two seasons ago. The talent in the area and the community feel of Crozet piqued Wilson's interest for what could be sustained and built with the Warriors.
"One of the coolest parts about being at a place like Western is it's unique from a lot of the other schools in the area in that there's an entire town that revolves around what Western Albemarle football is," Wilson said, "The opportunity to be a part of a community that wants that true, traditional Friday night lights, where Crozet, Virginia wants to shut down and everybody wants to come to the games on Friday nights."
At Covenant, Wilson's teams were known for putting up points even before their eight-man days with future Division I football players in Jonas Sanker (Virginia) and Nic Sanker (Princeton). When Wilson was elevated to head coach of the Eagles in 2017, he took a power football team and transformed Covenant into a spread triple option.
Now at Western, Wilson wants to put in an easy to learn offense with exciting results.
"Let's just be fun out there, let's be creative, let's be innovative, let's be cutting edge out there," Wilson said.