Vincent leaves CHHS Trojans

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 26, 2003

The Charles Henderson Trojans lost their offensive coordinator Wednesday morning.

Four-year coach Bryant Vincent resigned to take a similar position at Spain Park High School in Hoover. Spain Park is in its fourth season of football.

"Coach (Vince) Dilorenzo posted the position and I had several people tell me I should apply," Vincent said. "I interviewed up there last week and he called me Monday and told me I had the job."

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Vincent spent the past four seasons as an assistant at Charles Henderson, the past three as offensive coordinator. During his time as offensive coordinator, the Trojans had three of the top four offensive seasons in school history.

Vincent's pass-happy offense, that runs a three-and-four-wide set and a shotgun formation, attracted the attention of Dilorenzo, Vincent said.

"They ran a Wing-T the past three seasons, but I'm going up there to install my offense," Vincent said.

Charles Henderson head coach Hugh Fountain said he would try to find a replacement soon.

"We had a little extra time because he told us after the season that he might start looking for another opportunity," Fountain said. "You hate to see anyone go, but in this business people move around."

Fountain said he would try to find a replacement in the next few weeks. He said he did not think the offense would change drastically for next season.

"We really don't want to change much, because our offense worked well last year," Fountain said. "We will probably do similar things."

The Trojans will have senior quarterback Pete Van Horn back for his senior season as well as several key wide receivers from last year.

Spring practice starts the final week of April.

Although Vincent said the opportunity was one he had to take, he said he appreciated his time in troy.

"I am extremely thankful to Coach Fountain for giving me the opportunity to come to Charles Henderson," Vincent said. "I just feel this is a better opportunity for me as a coach."