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Aric resigns at WCHS

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"I think if you come to a situation where your goals and aspirations are not the same as the folks around you -- then I think it’s time to step aside. "For personal and family reasons I have resigned as the head coach at Wilson Central High School effective at the end of our game Thursday night with Portland. 

"I don’t go with a heavy heart. I was fortunate to work for a man like Dewayne Alexander and to work with men like Wes Elrod, Troy Crane, Brad Dedman — those guys who have worked with me, been on my staff men I consider my friends — you build relationships that will last a lifetime.

"I look back at some of the young men I’ve been fortunate enough to coach here, the win two years ago when we beat No. 1-ranked Riverdale — nobody can take things like that away."

Aric indicated this year’s downturn had taken a toll on him and his family.

"Is it really worth it for your health, for your family? I think you have to weigh all those things and make the best decision. If we can close this this thing out by winning these last two, we will have left the program on a good note. Whoever the next gentleman to sit in that seat, he’s going to have something to build on."

"Coach Aric and I have always had a good relationship — there have been a lot of positives during his tenure," said Central principal Travis Mayfield. "He and I have talked along the way and he felt it was in his best interest to step down. I have a great deal of respect for Traye, he is one of those educators you can count on."

Mayfield indicated he would be posting the vacancy on both the TSSAA and the Wilson County Schools websites in the coming weeks. Mayfield went on to say, "there are certainly expectations of success here, because of what we’ve been able to accomplish in the past. I will do my absolute best to find a quality replacement for Coach Aric."

In four seasons as the head coach at Wilson Central Aric had complied a won-loss record of 21-25 going into Thursday’s game with Portland.

After going 2-8 in 2006 — the year after Dewayne Alexander left for the Cumberland University job — Aric took the Wildcats to records of 10-3 in 2007 and 8-4 in 2008.

In four seasons as the head coach at Wilson Central Aric had complied a won-loss record of 21-25 going into Thursday’s game with Portland.

After going 2-8 in 2006 (the year after Dewayne Alexander left for the Cumberland University job) Aric took the Wildcats to records of 10-3 in 2007 and 8-4 in 2008. Both years his teams advanced to the Class 5A playoffs, losing to eventual state champion Smyrna in the quarterfinals (2007) and to Smyrna again in 2008 — this time in the second round.

Including his tenure as the head coach at Beech High School, Airc had compiled an overall won-loss record of 33-35 in the TSSAA going into the Portland game.

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