CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Wando High announced that Rocco Adrian, who served as the interim head coach for the Warriors in 2020, will stay on as the full time head coach going forward.
“After interviewing a number of candidates for the Wando head football coach position, we realized that we had the best man for the job already doing the job,” Wando’s principal, Dr. Sherry Eppelsheimer said in a statement. “He has an abundance of knowledge of football, but most importantly, Coach Adrian knows our studentathletes, our coaches, and our community. I have no doubt that he will continue to work hard to give our football program recognition while also instilling dedication, integrity, and life skills in our athletes.”
Adrian went 2-5 during his interim year leading the Warriors including 1-4 in Region play. 2021 will be his 4th year at Wando after spending 2018 and 2019 coaching defensive backs.
“I would like to thank Dr. Eppelsheimer, Mark Buchman, the Wando administration, and the entire Wando football family for allowing me the opportunity to continue leading the football program,” Adrian said in a statement. “I am excited about the direction the program is moving and look forward to seeing where it can go.”
Adrian was named the interim head coach last year after Jimmy Noonan left Wando to become the head coach at Georgetown.