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Written by: Billy Splain on Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
The Lewisburg School District has named its next head football coach. At its regular meeting on February 25th, the Board of Director have unanimously approved the hiring of Eric Wicks of Lewisburg as the next head coach to lead the Green Dragon Football team.
Coach Wicks, originally of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania comes to Lewisburg School District with a bachelor of science degree in Athletic Coaching Education and nearly 20 years of playing or coaching at a top collegiate level.
Eric was a standout player for Perry Academy HS where he was a first team All-State selection. Eric continued his playing career at the University of West Virginia, where he played defensive back for the #5 nationally ranked Mountaineers. After college, Eric served as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh before coming to Bucknell University as an assistant coach in 2013 under head coach, Joe Susan. Eric maintained his assistant coach role until the end of the 2018 season when coach Susan resigned from Bucknell.
Additional Quote from Joe Faust, Director of Athletics
“We are excited and fortunate to have Coach Wicks taking over our football program. He brings experience that is seldom seen at the high school level. Eric is excited to get started and has the right personality and philosophy to move our program forward.”
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