Wakefield football coach Rod Sink has resigned after five seasons as head coach. The Wolverines went 43-20 under Sink, won the conference title in 2013 and made the playoffs in all five seasons.
Sink informed his players last Tuesday, but had made the decision to spend more time with his family before the season.
“Throughout the last five years I’ve spent a lot of time and energy in the program. I’ve got a young daughter at home, I have a son who’s 12 and, at the time, realizing I need to spend more time with my family,” Sink said. “This is an important time for their development and I want to be around them more and, in doing that, I wasn’t giving the players as much justice as they needed to. I felt like it was best that I step away for a little while.”
He lists the 2013 Cap-8 championship – led by future N.C. State pitcher Evan Brabrand at quarterback – and the developement of Matt McKay at quarterback as some of his best memories in his five seasons. But overall he said “Watching young men grow up has probably been the biggest joy I’ve had in the program.”
Sink has been at Wakefield for 13 seasons, the first eight as an assistant coach. He will teach next year at Heritage but not coach, he said.
There are now 12 area openings: Wakefield, Green Hope, East Wake, Riverside, Harnett Central, Orange, Union Pines, Western Harnett, Beddingfield, Bunn, Northern Vance and Southern Vance.