Mooney takes over as Wilson football coach
Rodney Mooney, who has a lengthy career in numerous high school athletics programs, was introduced Friday as the new head football coach at Wilson High School.
Leading the Tigers will be Mooney’s first head coaching position.
Mooney replaces Derek Howard, who had served as the Tigers’ head coach since 2017. Howard announced his departure earlier this year. He will coach next year at Ridge View, his alma mater.
Mooney brings with him 18 years of experience coaching in football, 12 years in basketball, five in baseball and four in track & field. He has coached at Chapman, Landrum, Woodruff, Byrnes, Ashley Ridge, and Woodland high schools.
He served as offensive coordinator for Woodland last season where he implemented a fast-paced spread offense. He said he hopes to employ the same type of system at Wilson.
Wilson Athletic Director Derrick McQueen said Mooney was chosen from a field of more than three dozen applicants
Mooney was joined at Friday’s press conference by his wife and two of his three children.