High School Sports

Talley returns to top spot for Barons football

Eddie Talley's last time on the field with the Wilson Hall football team was a memorable one. In 2004, Talley guided the Barons to the SCISA Class 3A title before retiring after four years as the team’s interim head coach. In 2008, Talley will begin adding to the memories.

Talley has been rehired as Barons football coach, headmaster Fred Moulton confirmed on Monday.

"As we looked through many wonderful candidates, we just felt like the stability from within was important and obviously he is a proven winner," Moulton said.

Talley had remained on staff at Wilson Hall for the past four years, as assistant headmaster and as boys basketball coach. The departure of coach Jimmy Noonan, who accepted a position at Wando earlier this month, after one season at the helm created the unexpected opportunity for Talley to return to the gridiron.

"I really had no intentions of getting back into it ... but Friday nights, once you do it, it’s kind of hard to get it out of your system," said Talley, a twice-retired football coach.

Talley coached five years at Laurence Manning before joining the Wilson Hall staff.