Murrieta Valley Athletic Director Darin Mott announced that George Wilson is the new Head Coach for the Nighthawk Football Program. Wilson was Murrieta Valley’s assistant head coach last season and replaces Vinny Fazio who guided the Nighthawks to a 6-4 record in 2013.
Wilson is the third head coach for Murrieta Valley in three years. The Nighthawks lost Greg Ireland to retirement in 2012 and Coach Fazio to disagreements on the direction of Nighthawk football this season, “I am looking to bring stability to Nighthawk football,” said Wilson. He is familiar with the student athletes and has already assumed his duties as head coach. “I’m not really focused on last year. I want this current group of Nighthawks to be competitive this season.”
“We are extremely excited to have Wilson as the new head coach. He is an outstanding teacher and coach and our students and staff are pleased with the direction he is taking our program,” says Mott.
Coach Wilson brings a tradition of winning football to Murrieta Valley. He intends to restore the Nighthawk’s reputation as a tough, punishing defensive team. “Our philosophy is to compete and play fast in everything we do” said Wilson. “In the weight room, in drills,, every moment we are on the field.”
Wilson is a local football talent. He graduated from Paloma Valley High School and earned a Political Science degree from Cal state San Marcos, He has a Masters Degree from Azusa Pacific in Education.
Coach Wilson played football and started his coaching career at Paloma Valley. He moved on to coach at Ridgecrest Burroughs. Soon afterwards Wilson was at Rancho Verde where he was the defensive coordinator.
Rancho Verde went to three CIF Title games and won the CIF championship while Wilson coached there. The Mustangs won seven consecutive league titles and had 4 undefeated regular seasons. The school boasts sending three players to the NFL players as well as having two in the draft this year. Wilson has been involved in assisting many players obtain Division 1 scholarships.
The new Head Coach is not looking back, only forward. “I’m not really focused or concerned with last year’ said Wilson. “We have new coordinators on both sides of the ball and I’m looking forward to the 2014 season.
For more information, contact MVHS Athletic Director Darin Mott at (951) 696-1408 ext. 5256.