Athletics seeks to fill football, field hockey coaching

Bill Conway, Staff Writer

The Wilkes University Athletic Department is still looking to fill coaching vacancies within two of its programs and as of now no announcements have been made.

Both the football team and the field hockey team are left with open positions after both of their head coaches stepped down after their respective seasons.

Progress on filling these positions is unknown after attempts to contact officials within the Athletics Department were not returned.

The Athletics Department has the task of filling the vacancy left by former head football coach Frank Sheptock, the winningest head football coach in school history.

Sheptock has been the head football coach at Wilkes University for 18 years and holds an all time record of 107-81 and netting the Colonels a conference championship in 2006.

The final five years of his stay at Wilkes resulted in a record of 25-26 with two ECAC playoff berths.

On the field hockey side the Athletics Department is looking to hire a replacement for head field hockey coach Mollie Reichard.

Reichard coached the field hockey team for four seasons and holds a record of 25-42. Her squad fell one win short of a playoff berth in 2012.