The Merritt Centennials announced today that they are parting ways with Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff.
The Centennials Board of Directors elected by a majority vote to terminate Head Coach Barry Wolff and promote Assistant Coach Derek-Sweet Coulter to Interim Head Coach.
President Neil Menard says that the Centennials had to address some of the unrest within the team.
“It comes down to some philosophical differences. It wasn’t solely the wins and losses, you expect that early on in a season. The Board has taken action to address some of the issues brought to them from others close to the team.”
The move will be effective immediately, and Derek Sweet-Coulter will assume Interim Head Coach and General Manager duties as of today. He says the move isn’t how he envisioned, but is excited for the future.
“I want to thank Barry for everything he did for me and bringing me here, he will always be a mentor and friend to me. Obviously this isn’t the way you want to receive a job but the business side of the game is out of our control. I am excited to lead this group into the future developing young adults who will be great leaders that have a positive impact on the community of Merritt.”
Coach Sweet-Coulter and the Cents will begin their new chapter tonight against the Vernon Vipers at the NVMA at 7pm.