For special awards, senior linebacker Tavion Bryant was named the Gene Slaughter Award winner and Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Corey Fillipovich garnered Assistant Coach of the Year honors. Itika Wynn, Caleb Deaver and Brandon Weaver garnered All-OAC Offensive recognition while Bryant and Tre’Quez Parks were named to the All-OAC defensive team. Additionally, a trio of Fightin’ Quakers – Ace Taylor, Xzerious Stinnett and Jarod Lee – earned Honorable Mention All-OAC honors.
Barrett, a native of Columbus, Ohio, and a graduate of Beechcroft High School, completed 25-of-43 for 379 yards and two touchdowns along with six rushes for 18 yards and a touchdown. Perhaps most impressive, Barrett engineered a 16-play, 99-yard drive late in the fourth quarter to score the game-winning touchdown in a 26-21 victory over Capital University in the season-opener.
Trailing 21-20 with just over five minutes to play, the Wilmington College football team engineered its version of "The Drive", marching 99 yards in 4:39 to score the game-winning touchdown of a thrilling 26-21 victory over Capital University at Williams Stadium on Friday evening.
Von Thomas has joined the staff as an offensive intern coaching H-Backs and inside wide receivers. Nick Barhorst joins the other side of the ball as a nickel's coach as well as defensive quality control. Dusty Lykins, a 2019 WC graduate, will return to the program in a volunteer capacity also working with the linebacking core.
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that’s resulted in the cancellation and postponement of many athletics events, Wilmington College and its department of athletics remain committed to providing a great student-athlete experience. Both Townsend Field at Williams Stadium and Hermann Court inside Fred Raizk Arena had their playing surfaces revamped over the summer.
A familiar face will join the Wilmington College football coaching staff as Mike Wallace, who formerly led the program, will serve as a special assistant to Head Coach Bryan Moore while also working with the offense.
AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC), the league Wilmington College has participated in collegiate athletics since the turn of the century, announced on Friday its plans to postpone all intercollegiate athletic competition through the calendar year due to safety concerns amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The conference is committed to collaboration in 2021 to allow the affected sports to compete safely in 2021.
Fall competition in all sports will begin September 19 and the league will play Conference-only competition in football, soccer and volleyball, while permitting cross country, golf and tennis to play outside competition.