By ALYSSA NIELSEN
Citizen staff writer
For most high school athletes, summer is a second season rather than a vacation. They are busy with camps, tournaments, open-gym practices, passing leagues and much more.
So, there can be no waiting around when it comes to hiring coaches.
The West Side School District has hired three new coaches this year for wrestling and football.
For several years, Will Sharp has generously donated his time heading the West Side wrestling program, a service that should be greatly appreciated.
Burton Tew, who has been helping Pirate wrestlers since 2004, will now coach the team.
Assisting Tew is Reed Cutler from Nibley, Utah.
Cutler has wrestled since he moved as a kid from Louisiana to Box Elder County. After wrestling successfully in high school, he went on to wrestle at Western Wyoming College.
“He’s got a long history in wrestling and is a great coach,” said coach Tew, about his assistant coach.
There is no question that the West Side wrestling squad is small, especially compared to that of district rival Malad.
Growing the program is one of the focuses of the new coaching staff.
About how the team did last year and how he hopes it does in the coming seasons, Tew said, “Given our size, we did fairly well, but I think we will do better in the future.
“I think we are going to grow as a team this year and that is the most important thing.”
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