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2014 WTOV9 Football Preview: Paden City Wildcats

Updated: Saturday, August 16 2014, 10:42 PM EDT

2014 WTOV9 Football Preview: Paden City Wildcats

2014 WTOV9 Football Preview: Paden City Wildcats

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Head Coach: Brent Croasmun

College Attended: West Liberty State
History of Coaching:
1981 Assistant Magnolia
1982-1998 Assistant Paden City,
1999-2014 Head Coach Paden City
Current School Record as Head Coach: 46 wins - 104 losses
Record as Head Coach: 46 wins - 106 losses
Greatest Moment as Head Coach: Making playoffs in 2001
Family Info: Debbie-wife, Kayla, Chris, Mike Ashlyn-children; Ashlyn, Trinity - grandchildren
Hobby: Deer hunting, gardening, walking
Coaching Inspiration: Dave Cisar

Quote about your team's upcoming season: "We will compete at a high level this year. Our goal is to make the W.Va. Class A playoffs. We have been building toward this for 3 years."
Stadium Information
Stadium Name: Berger Field
Type of Turf: Grass
Stadium Seating Capacity: 1,000
School/Team Information
High School: Paden City
School Address: 201 North 4th Avenue, Paden City, WV 26159
School Phone: 304-337-2266
Athletic Director: Fred King, 304-771-5287
Contact for Boosters: Kelly Schultheis
Greatest Moment In Team History: Winning the state championship in 1960, 1970 and 1979
State Division or Class: W.Va. Class A
Last Conference Title: 1979 OVAC  A
School's Biggest Rivalry: Valley

Mascot: Wildcat
School Colors: Forest Green/White
# Of State Championships/Year: 3 state championships - 1960, 1970, 1979
Last Year Team In Playoffs: 2001
Last Year's Football Record: 5-5
Type Of Offense: Spread
Type Of Defense: 3-5-3
OVAC Class A
Best Known Alumni:
Gary "Ace" Lyle
Dennis "Dink" Blatt - Syracuse
Mike Nelson - WVU
Norman Trowbridge - Miami, Ohio
Jeff Casteel - California, Pa.
Player Information

How many returning offensive players: 11

Key returning players:
Brandon Cross
Zach Heasley
Luke Cooper
Logan Carroll
Deven Price
Hayden Hizer
Spencer Billings
Kane Pyles

How many returning defensive players: 11

How many returning letterman: 16

Key players that graduated: None - had no seniors last year.
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