Howdy, everyone! We’re back. We hope you all enjoyed a quiet offseason, because now it’s over.
Let’s see if we can recap what we’ve missed. It hasn’t been a ton, but it’s been enough, especially with the latest news.
Chris Anderson back at Woodland
Woodland chose its first head coach, Chris Anderson, to become its new head coach Thursday, two weeks after Tim Phipps resigned following one season to become the head man at the Hopkins School in New Haven.
Anderson built the Hawks’ program from the school’s opening in 2001 through the 2007 season, after which he left to be an assistant at the University of New Haven for five seasons. He has not coached in the last two seasons, but he was a finalist for Woodland’s job last spring before pulling out. He’s been a frequent guest on the sidelines at Woodland games since he left, especially over the last two years.
The Hawks went 49-21 (.700) under Anderson as a varsity squad from 2002-07 and were 46-13 (.780) as members of the NVL from 2003-07. Woodland won three division titles (2004-05, 2007), two NVL titles (2004-05) and two Class SS state titles (2004-05) during his tenure.
Anderson was an assistant coach at Shelton from 1995-2000, during which time he mentored quarterback Dan Orlovsky, and previously was an All-State defensive back at Derby High in the late 1980s.
Woodland will begin spring practice June 9 and conduct its intrasquad scrimmage June 18.