January 9, 2005
Williamson picks Haines to Guide the School's Football Program
Williamson Trade School athletic director Dale Plummer announced Monday that the school had hired Bill Haines to become the school's next head football coach. He replaces Sean Orr who resigned after going 15-36 over the past 5 years.
Haines brings to the school an extensive coaching resume. He comes to
Williamson via the University of Pennsylvania where he was the defensive
coordinator for the school's Sprint (weight limit) football program for
the past 2 seasons. He also was the offensive line coach for the
program from 1996 to 2002. In 2003 he was the offensive line coach for
Widener University. He also has had coaching stints at Monsignor Bonner
and West Catholic high schools.
Prior to Haines arrival at Penn the school had not won a Sprint football
championship. Since then the school has won 3 league championships and
has one of the top ranked defenses in the conference. "We are excited to have Bill as our new coach," commented Plummer. "He
brings a wealth of experience and an enthusiasm for the game that we
think is the perfect addition to the program.
It is no secret that our program has been down as of late yet we feel
that with the right person at the helm we can turn things around much
sooner than later and begin competing for league championships. We
certainly feel like we have found that person in Coach Haines."
As far as Haines goes, he could not be more pleased about the
"To be a part of such a great school and such a historic program is a
dream come true. Williamson is a great school that offers young men a
chance to become successful, not just in a trade but in life. As far as football goes, I really believe we can build the program to
the point where it can be successful and consistently compete for the
league (Seaboard) championship. It is going to take a lot of hard work
on everyone's part but I am looking forward to the challenge. I am
blessed to have this opportunity and I plan on making the most of it."
Haines will certainly have his work cut out for him. Williamson
finished 1-9 in 2005 and just 2-8 in 2004. Yet both Plummer and Haines
feel the football program's future is bright.
"We wouldn't have hired Coach Haines if we did not have the absolute
confidence in him that he is the person to turn things around,"
explained Plummer. He was part of a turnaround at Penn and we expect
that he will be able to craft a similar turnaround here as well."
"Knowing the history of the program and the type of hard-nosed kids that
Williamson produces, the ingredients are here for a successful program.
Now it is up to us to go out and achieve that success," closed Haines