• 79°

Misenheimer stepping down as East Rowan football coach

Danny Misenheimer is stepping down from his post as East Rowan football coach.
Misenheimer will officially resign from his duties as the head coach Monday. East went 4-8 last season and fell in the first round of the playoffs. Misenheimer is transferring to Bostian Elementary where he’ll be a custodian as he was at East. Misenheimer said he voluntarily resigned so he could spend more time with his family.
“As a family, we’ve decided to focus on us,” Misenheimer said in a telephone interview Friday. “I am a coach. That’s who I am. I love every minute of it and eventually I’ll get back to coaching.”
Misenheimer, 31, was East’s seventh head coach since 2002.
“I hate to see him go,” East assistant Jason Barnes said. “Danny was always a positive influence on the kids. I’m a little shocked but at the same time, I understand.”
The 2000 East graduate and former Appalachian State wrestler and shot put athlete helped the Mustangs to a 8-5 record in his first year and was named County Coach of the Year by the Post. East gathered upsets against Salisbury and West Rowan in a storybook year that followed a 1-9 season. The Mustangs went to the third round of the playoffs and had linebacker Tyler L’Hommedieu sign to play at Army.
“I thought our kids bought in incredibly,” Misenheimer said. “They’re a great group of kids and they work harder than anyone around. There was great support from the teachers and the coaching staff. It was a great experience for me.”
This season didn’t feature the success that 2012 brought. East’s Calvin Edwards, the county’s leading returning rusher, never got on the field after suffering an off-season injury. Seth Wyrick broke a school record for receiving yards in a season to highlight the year. After starting 2-1, the Mustangs lost seven of their last nine.
“Our kids played hard, we just didn’t do a lot of things right,” Misenheimer said. “They practiced hard and worked hard. We didn’t win some games we should have and were just outmatched in some games.”

Comments

Comments closed.

Crime

Blotter: June 17

Local

Dennis Rivers joins Salisbury Police Department in new homeless advocate position

Cleveland

Rockwell, Faith, Cleveland adopt 2021-22 budgets; East Spencer officials to receive budget next week

Sports

Brind’Amour gets contract extension with Hurricanes, wins coach of year honors

Local

West Rowan grad wins two national masonry competitions

Local

Quotes of the week

Education

Rowan, Kannapolis students below state average for federal aid applications

High School

High school baseball playoffs: Raiders roll past Oak Grove

News

3 dead, 2 still missing after tubers go over Dan River dam

Coronavirus

County, state officials work to increase vaccinations as concern over Delta variant grows

News

Cooper no fan of energy bill

Business

Hexagon Agility to expand Salisbury facility, invest $28 million, create 75 new jobs

Crime

Blotter: Two men rob convenience store at gunpoint

Business

Brewery, second-floor restaurant planned for downtown China Grove

Local

Sonny Allen, former mayor of Salisbury, dies at age 90

Education

RCCC names Student Excellence Award finalists

Local

City approves permit for child care center near downtown

Business

Deadline approaches to apply for Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Rowan program

Landis

Landis removed from Local Government Commission’s watch list

Local

YSUP Rowan launches month-long drug use prevention campaign

Education

Shoutouts

Education

RSS reports man impersonating summer meals worker

Local

County ponders plumbing replacement to completely eliminate lead in Dukeville

High School

High school baseball: Round 2 for South, East