Several former Archbishop Stepinac High School football players and others took to Twitter to praise and defend assistant football coach Sheddrick Wilson, who resigned Friday after he was accused of striking a player in two separate incidents about two years ago.
Trill Williams tweeted that “Coach Shed is one of the best coaches and good friend I had in my life at stepinac he kept me on track on and off the field he’s a real playful guy that has a big heart and does stuff from the kindness of his heart and asks for nothing in return. They did him wrong.”
In another tweet, Tyler Winston said: “Crazy how when you’re this great of a person, these are the types of things people will do to bring you down. If you know Coach Shed or even had a conversation with him you would know he’s better than half the kids fathers in stepinac. He’s THE biggest father figure in Stepinac.”
Wilson, 44, was charged Friday with two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a minor after surrendering at White Plains Police Headquarters with his lawyer, Bruce Bendish. Wilson resigned by early Friday afternoon.
A Stepinac coach for six years who also taught health and physical education, Wilson pleaded not guilty before City Judge Brian Hansbury. He was released without bail and the case was adjourned to Dec. 13 for a pretrial conference.
Wilson “was vital to my growth as a young man & student athlete throughout my years at Archbishop Stepinac. Coach shedd’s intentions were always pure. He has helped me and longtime friends mature into positive men!” T.J. Morrison, who graduated in 2016, tweeted.