BREAKING NEWS: West Caldwell makes change in head football coaches

Published Monday, July 6th, 2020

Mike Biggerstaff steps down after one

season, replaced by W. Iredell head coach

MONTE SIMMONSBy CHRIS HOBBS

HobbsDailyReport.com

LENOIR – West Caldwell High announced a change of head football coaches on Monday afternoon.

The Warriors’ Mike Biggerstaff, head coach last season, has resigned and the school announced it has hired Monte Simmons – head coach the last five seasons at West Iredell – for the position.

BIGGERSTAFF

Biggerstaff met with players on Monday afternoon, a press release from the West Caldwell athletic department said.

He came out of retirement to coach a second time at West Caldwell, which has experienced having fewer players over the last few seasons.

Last season, the Warriors went 1-10 overall and 1-6 to finish tied for seventh in their first year in the Northwestern Foothills 2A.

West Caldwell moved into the league, leaving the Northwestern 3A-4A, after the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) granted a request change in classification because of declining enrollment.

Simmons is a former Hibriten assistant (2001-2014) who left the Panthers after the 2014 season to replace Mike Natoli at West Iredell. He will teach physical education and weightlifting at West Caldwell.

The Warriors were 0-11, 3-8, 5-7, 5-6 and 6-6 under Simmons with three straight fourth-place finishes in the Northwestern Foothills 2A. The 6-6 record stopped a seven-year run of losing records, and the Warriors’ 2017 and 2019 teams advanced to the state 2A playoffs.

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