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April 25, 1992 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Joe Walsh was named head football coach at West Chester Henderson yesterday, filling a spot that had been vacant since Mike Hancock announced his retirement on March 31. Hancock stepped down after 30 years of coaching - 23 of them as the head man at Henderson, where he compiled a 140-117-1 record. The 42-year-old Walsh is stepping into a very familiar situation. He was an assistant to Hancock for 16 seasons before leaving four years ago to take the head-coaching position at Sun Valley, although he continued to teach health and physical education at Henderson.
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September 6, 1990 | By Jim Knaub, Special to The Inquirer
West Chester Henderson coach Mike Hancock likes what he sees while preparing the Warriors for the coming football season. Hancock only wishes he wasn't watching so much of it for the first time. "We've got some very good talent. We really do," Hancock said. "It's green, it's inexperienced, and a lot of it is young, but we've got some good talent at a number of positions. We've just got to work at it and see if we can do something with it. " While experience is in short supply, speed is not. "We're generally either fast or real fast," Hancock said.
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September 3, 1998 | By John Manasso, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Mike Hancock Jr. has seen uncertainty on the football field all his life. Playing defensive end in the late 1980s for his father at West Chester Henderson, he learned how to react to it - the art of making reads. For the last four years as an assistant coach at Downingtown High, Hancock has taught receivers and cornerbacks to hone their instincts and prepare for the unexpected. Fifteen months ago, he was forced to confront an uncertainty that all his experience could not teach him to master.
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September 15, 1987 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
West Chester Henderson coach Mike Hancock had to replace his quarterback, tailback and fullback from last year's 10-1 team. The replacements didn't miss a step. Tailback Aaron Reeves had 119 yards and scored two touchdowns, fullback Derrick Taylor added 87 yards and one touchdown, and quarterback Matt Thompson completed two of the three passes he attempted for 90 yards as Henderson beat Archbishop Carroll, 33-14, on Saturday at Henderson. "I think our speed was the single biggest difference in the game," said a pleased Hancock.
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September 14, 1987 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
West Chester Henderson coach Mike Hancock had to replace his quarterback, tailback and fullback from last year's 10-1 team. The replacements didn't miss a step. Tailback Aaron Reeves had 119 yards and scored two touchdowns, fullback Derrick Taylor added 87 yards and one touchdown, and quarterback Matt Thompson completed two of the three passes he attempted for 90 yards as Henderson beat Archbishop Carroll, 33-14, on Saturday at Henderson. "I think our speed was the single biggest difference in the game," said a pleased Hancock.
NEWS
April 2, 1992 | By Don Beideman, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
For someone who had no career plans to teach, let alone coach, West Chester Henderson football coach Mike Hancock has made careers out of both. But the coaching career came to an end Tuesday when he stepped down after 30 years, 23 of them as head coach at Henderson. The dean of Ches-Mont League coaches did it with the same class and character that marked his long tenure. Hancock, 53, said he planned to continue teaching history, government and politics, "hopefully at Henderson, for at least another 10 years.
NEWS
September 11, 1987 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mike Hancock is a 19-year veteran of this football coaching business and therefore doesn't get overly optimistic or pessimistic to start any particular season. He's also enough of a veteran to admit when he's got talent, and he's got talent this year at West Chester Henderson. The Warriors are coming off a 10-1 season, so improvement is going to be hard to come by. The tough schedule features nonleague games with Central Bucks West, which finished first last year in The Inquirer's District 1 football poll; Archbishop Carroll, a traditional power in the Catholic League, and St. Mark's, a tough Delaware team.
NEWS
November 28, 1988 | By Steve Wartenberg, Special to The Inquirer
When West Chester Henderson tailback Aaron Reeves went down with an injured leg late in the season, Warriors head coach Mike Hancock moved fullback Dave Washington to tailback and started looking for a new fullback. Hancock finally settled on Travis Lamb, a hard-hitting senior defensive end who had never played running back before. "I guess he picked me out of the defense because I like to hit hard," Lamb said. "I just kind of blast in there. " On Thursday, Lamb (6-foot-2, 210 pounds)
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November 1, 1986 | By MIKE KERN, Daily News Sports Writer
Philosophy-wise, West Chester Henderson coach Mike Hancock is a throwback to another era. Given his druthers, he'd still be playing the game with leather helmets and running out of the single wing formation. Well, that is stretching it a bit, but . . . "Deep down in my heart of hearts, I'd just take a big fullback and run him the hell up in there (middle of the line)," said Hancock, following his Warriors' come-from-behind 19-10 Ches-Mont win over Downingtown at West Chester University.
NEWS
September 27, 1990 | By Steve Wartenberg, Special to The Inquirer
After opening the season with two losses, the Unionville Indians needed a big boost. They got it with the return of Nolan Quinn, a senior defensive back and tailback who had missed those games with a hairline fracture of his collarbone. Quinn started at defensive back the last two seasons and was expected to take over at running back for his brother Joe, who gained 1,200 yards last year. "He was running the ball great in our first three scrimmages," coach Mike Duggan said.
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September 3, 1998 | By John Manasso, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Mike Hancock Jr. has seen uncertainty on the football field all his life. Playing defensive end in the late 1980s for his father at West Chester Henderson, he learned how to react to it - the art of making reads. For the last four years as an assistant coach at Downingtown High, Hancock has taught receivers and cornerbacks to hone their instincts and prepare for the unexpected. Fifteen months ago, he was forced to confront an uncertainty that all his experience could not teach him to master.
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April 25, 1992 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Joe Walsh was named head football coach at West Chester Henderson yesterday, filling a spot that had been vacant since Mike Hancock announced his retirement on March 31. Hancock stepped down after 30 years of coaching - 23 of them as the head man at Henderson, where he compiled a 140-117-1 record. The 42-year-old Walsh is stepping into a very familiar situation. He was an assistant to Hancock for 16 seasons before leaving four years ago to take the head-coaching position at Sun Valley, although he continued to teach health and physical education at Henderson.
NEWS
April 2, 1992 | By Don Beideman, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
For someone who had no career plans to teach, let alone coach, West Chester Henderson football coach Mike Hancock has made careers out of both. But the coaching career came to an end Tuesday when he stepped down after 30 years, 23 of them as head coach at Henderson. The dean of Ches-Mont League coaches did it with the same class and character that marked his long tenure. Hancock, 53, said he planned to continue teaching history, government and politics, "hopefully at Henderson, for at least another 10 years.
SPORTS
May 16, 1991 | By Gwen Knapp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Wingard's coaches say he can handle almost anything. Speedy defensive backs? They can't match his size. The state championship track meet? He won the 300-meter hurdles as a junior. A basketball court? He started for four years at West Chester Henderson and earned the nickname "Windex" for cleaning the glass of rebounds. Schoolwork? He has an A- minus grade-point average (3.6 on a 4.0 scale). If you want to trip up Wingard, you have to try something really difficult. You have to ask him for his family's schedule.
NEWS
September 27, 1990 | By Steve Wartenberg, Special to The Inquirer
After opening the season with two losses, the Unionville Indians needed a big boost. They got it with the return of Nolan Quinn, a senior defensive back and tailback who had missed those games with a hairline fracture of his collarbone. Quinn started at defensive back the last two seasons and was expected to take over at running back for his brother Joe, who gained 1,200 yards last year. "He was running the ball great in our first three scrimmages," coach Mike Duggan said.
NEWS
September 6, 1990 | By Jim Knaub, Special to The Inquirer
West Chester Henderson coach Mike Hancock likes what he sees while preparing the Warriors for the coming football season. Hancock only wishes he wasn't watching so much of it for the first time. "We've got some very good talent. We really do," Hancock said. "It's green, it's inexperienced, and a lot of it is young, but we've got some good talent at a number of positions. We've just got to work at it and see if we can do something with it. " While experience is in short supply, speed is not. "We're generally either fast or real fast," Hancock said.
NEWS
November 28, 1988 | By Steve Wartenberg, Special to The Inquirer
When West Chester Henderson tailback Aaron Reeves went down with an injured leg late in the season, Warriors head coach Mike Hancock moved fullback Dave Washington to tailback and started looking for a new fullback. Hancock finally settled on Travis Lamb, a hard-hitting senior defensive end who had never played running back before. "I guess he picked me out of the defense because I like to hit hard," Lamb said. "I just kind of blast in there. " On Thursday, Lamb (6-foot-2, 210 pounds)
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November 30, 1987 | By Steve Wartenberg, Special to The Inquirer
When it was all over - after West Chester East had edged West Chester Henderson, 13-7, at West Chester University's Farrell Stadium in this annual cross-town Thanksgiving rivalry - Henderson coach Mike Hancock brought his disappointed players back to the school's football stadium for one last meeting. He gathered the team around him and tried to put the loss into perspective. Football is more than a game, Hancock said, telling the players that it is one of the few chances in life they will have to put themselves on the line and show what they are made of. And then, when it is over, they will have to have the courage to face up to the results - good or bad. "If all you learned about this year was football, I'm disappointed," Hancock said.
NEWS
September 15, 1987 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
West Chester Henderson coach Mike Hancock had to replace his quarterback, tailback and fullback from last year's 10-1 team. The replacements didn't miss a step. Tailback Aaron Reeves had 119 yards and scored two touchdowns, fullback Derrick Taylor added 87 yards and one touchdown, and quarterback Matt Thompson completed two of the three passes he attempted for 90 yards as Henderson beat Archbishop Carroll, 33-14, on Saturday at Henderson. "I think our speed was the single biggest difference in the game," said a pleased Hancock.
NEWS
September 14, 1987 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
West Chester Henderson coach Mike Hancock had to replace his quarterback, tailback and fullback from last year's 10-1 team. The replacements didn't miss a step. Tailback Aaron Reeves had 119 yards and scored two touchdowns, fullback Derrick Taylor added 87 yards and one touchdown, and quarterback Matt Thompson completed two of the three passes he attempted for 90 yards as Henderson beat Archbishop Carroll, 33-14, on Saturday at Henderson. "I think our speed was the single biggest difference in the game," said a pleased Hancock.
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