I hope they can get along and keep this together. I could see Lehman and Troy Christian joining for all sports at a later date, and if the conference stays together I would see them adding Houston in a few years when they start football
Not that I know of, It's most of them don't like me either. Former coach, I made some waves lol. My guess is that they make a decision about them till they have a team in the works, I would see that maybe getting off the ground in the same year these schools start competing in the NWCC.
The thing I noticed is that this makes 9 teams, that will make schedualing a problem with not having an even number of teams. IF Fairbanks stays I mean.
It's probably just as weak as it was before. But the MBC was going to fold so they needed a conference, the travel will be better too. In todays economy gas prices pretty much overrule everything. They will have 3 out of conference games to load up with stronger teams if they so wish.
Plus the MBC was terrible about having bye's late in the season. As someone from Riverside I like this move becaus all the sudden we are in the middle of all the teams geography wise.
Next I would like to see the NWCC go to having a round robin for all sports other than football. It's lining up to having 6 (5 if FB leaves) conference games next year in volleyball, Basketball, softball, and baseball
I think the New Look NWCC needs to think about getting a name change. I would like to suggest the Western Athletic Conference. THE WAC! A new name for a new era in the Confernce.
I would also like to see more teams added for non-football sports. Starting with Lehman and Troy Christian. Maybe look at adding Sidney Christian Academy(thats the only school without a conference in the area) Also Look at making all non-football sports a round robin like almost everbody else does. I think without playing each team home and away you lose alot of what makes conference rivelrys great.
If we can keep schools cooperating this is the time to strike and get things done. We have a chance to change things for the better and make this a good conference. I have been critical of them in the past but this is a great oppertunity to make something we can be proud of!
Hopefully with the new coach he can change things around. It will start with attitude. The coach will need support from the school and the parents. And everyone will need patience. The rest of the league would love to have Ridgemont put a competative team on the field.