New ECCC staff, team to host media
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:00 AM
East Central Community College will host "Media Day" activities for the Warrior football team on Saturday. Activities are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon at Bailey Stadium on the Decatur campus.
During the annual event, area media has an opportunity to interview coaches and players and take publicity photos in preparation for the 2013 football season.
Parents and other supporters of the Warrior football program are also encouraged to attend Media Day and take photos of their favorite players.
EC's football team is led by first-year head coach Ken Karcher, a former NFL quarterback with more than 22 years of coaching experience. He most recently served as offensive coordinator at Eastern Michigan University and is a former head football coach at Liberty University.
Members of Coach Karcher's staff and their respective areas of responsibility include Mickey Mays, offensive coordinator/offensive line; Scott Brock, defensive coordinator/linebackers; Todd Bates, defensive line/strength coach; Charles Jones, safeties; Eric Gray, corners/assistant strength coach; and Cody Wilson, tight ends/running backs.
A preview of this year's squad will be available Friday when the Warriors and Belhaven University's Blazers scrimmage at 4:30 p.m. on the Belhaven campus in Jackson.
EC begins season action Thursday, August 29 at Itawamba Community College. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on the Fulton campus.
Wilson joins ECCC staff
Cody Wilson was recently named an assistant football coach at East Central Community College in Decatur.
Wilson serves as tight ends and running backs coach.
Prior to joining the Warrior staff, Wilson was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Louisiana College in Pineville, La., where he held various positions since 2011, including assistant offensive line coach/strength and conditioning assistant; tight ends coach; and most recently assistant defensive backs coach.
Wilson was a three-year starter on the offensive line for the Louisiana College Wildcats from 2007-2010.
He graduated with a double major from Louisiana College in 2012, earning degrees in mathematics education and applied mathematics with concentration in economics and finance.
Wilson, a native of Kentwood, La., graduated valedictorian from Jewel Sumner High School in 2007, where he was also a standout football player. The four-year letter-winner was an All-State selection and three-time recipient of All-District honors. He was also a Wendy's High School Heisman Top 10 state finalist.
East Central Warriors
2013 football schedule
Aug. 29 - at Itawmba
Sept. 5 - at East Miss.
Sept. 12 - Co-Lin
Sept. 19 - at Southwest
Sept. 26 - at Hinds
Oct. 3 - Jones
Oct. 12 - Delta (HC)
Oct. 19 - at Pearl River
Oct. 2 - Gulf Coast