Atlanta, GA - Morehouse College, a prominent historically Black institution, has bid farewell to Head Football Coach Gerard Wilcher just days after the conclusion of a challenging 2023 season that left the Maroon Tigers with a 1-9 record.
Atlanta, GA – Morehouse College, a prominent historically Black institution, has bid farewell to Head Football Coach Gerard Wilcher just days after the conclusion of a challenging 2023 season that left the Maroon Tigers with a 1-9 record. The decision to part ways with Wilcher comes as a surprise to many, as he had recently led the team to a decisive 35-21 victory over arch-rival Clark Atlanta University.
Wilcher, who is an alumnus of Morehouse, had only been in his coaching role for less than a year before his abrupt departure. In a letter shared by Wilcher on X, formerly known as Twitter, he delved into the reasons behind his exit and made claims about the program’s struggle to secure the necessary resources. He stated, “We played a challenging schedule with only 2 home games, and even though we asked numerous times, we were not given the resources to have a strength and conditioning program.”
Furthermore, Wilcher’s letter shed light on the lack of a recruiting budget and the need for resources.
In response to Wilcher’s departure, Morehouse President Dr. David A. Thomas and Athletic Director Harold Ellis released a statement acknowledging the significant contributions that Wilcher made to the development of scholar-athletes, both on and off the field. They emphasized his role in fostering enthusiasm for the athletic department and the program’s growth.
With Coach Wilcher no longer leading the Maroon Tigers, Morehouse College has immediately started the process of searching for a new head football coach.