Coaching update, and might need some advice. My team, (second year program) didn't do great this season (2nd to last in individual state with 0 points and 2 state qualifiers). However; there was a lot of positive momentum. There's one kid who has a very similar style to me, who I think can and will be very good. He's going to be a Junior next season. My biggest issue with the team, is the amount of kids we have total. We can't field a full lineup, and don't really have any JV wrestlers. Since I'm not a teacher or sub, I don't have a voice in the school to get kids to come out. Also, the head coach just left for my alma mater (he was actually my head coach in HS), which leads me to the decision I have to make. Spoiler: "Decisions, decisions" Now, I can either: 1) Stay with current school, whose program will be in ruins if I leave. If I stay, the program will rest on my shoulders. I do not have time to make schedules, lobby the school for money, plan logistics, reserve buses, shuttle kids from school to practice (since we don't have a dedicated room), etc. For me to stay, they will need a head coach who will do all of those things. Only one of the current teachers there actually wrestled, so I'm sure they would probably want me running the practices. The is one teacher who wrestled, coached them in their first season. These guys literally had 7 matches ALL season -- I'm not going to stay around with a schedule like that, we need 50+ matches at a bare minimum (I had 62 matches as a senior in HS). He also can't drive, so he can't be shuttling these kids back and forth for practice. He wants to help, but he's close to retirement and isn't too interested in handling all of the logistics, either. Lastly, we never put more than 10 wrestlers (out of 14) to compete, and usually we were working with 6-8. It's impossible to win a dual meet with those numbers. We had no 8th graders last year, so there's a chance the team only gets smaller (losing 2 seniors last year) next year as well. or 2) Go to my alma mater and continue acting as an assistant coach. They already have a head coach who never wrestled, but is great at handling all of the logistics. I'd love that. I also want to see my alma mater return to our former glory. We were top 10 in the state every year for like 15 years at the highest division. Now the HS is in a middle division (school size) and literally got last place in individual state last year as a team (-1 points). If I joined my alma mater, we'd have at least 4 coaches (2 of whom wrestled in college, and my old HC who is in the state wrestling HoF for being the head coach of like 4 state championship teams), and a full team + JV. There's a lot of potential here. (For what it's worth, the HS I was at, was better pound for pound... I think we may have beaten them in a dual meet while forfeiting 4 weight classes, or if not, it came down to the last match.) Also, it's worth noting that both schools have made it clear that they want me there. Anyway, I don't know what to do. If I can get my current school to meet my stipulations, and find a coach to take on the logistics, I'll stay there. I really like the kids, and don't want to abandon them. However; if I'm saddled with all of the logistics of a head coach, the decision gets much harder.