Laurel High School Names New Head Football Coach
Ennis served as the assistant coach and defensive coordinator for Woodbridge High School for the past seven years and made two state playoff semifinal appearances in 2013 and 2015 seasons.
Ennis graduated from Laurel High in 2003 and served as the Bulldogs’ captain in 2002, the season they went to the state semifinals. Ennis was a linebacker under Coach Mike Drass at Wesley College from 2003 – 2007. The Wolverines made it to the Division III semifinals three times in his tenure at Wesley.
Former longtime Coach Glenn Phillips Jr. was let go just a few days prior to the hiring of Ennis. A statement from Superintendent Shawn Larrimore’s office said:
“The transition in football coaches from Coach Glenn Phillips Jr. to Coach Ennis is one that is driven solely by the sincere need to have more coaches working within our school buildings. It is also in accordance with the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (DIAA) rules, which obligates that any position previously filled by an emergency coach must be reopened prior to the next season. Coach Phillips, despite being a long-standing football coach across many levels in our town, who has been passionate, charitable, and selfless in the amount of time, effort, and attention he has given to Laurel Football, is classified as an emergency football coach, as he works outside the school system. ”
Ennis will also work within the school district as the student liaison coordinator for Laurel High School. He will be in charge of monitoring student achievement and discipline and assist students with receiving academic and behavioral interventions, counseling, and social/emotional support.
Ennis graduated with a bachelor’s of science in business from Wesley in 2008 and is currently pursuing a master’s in educational leadership at Wilmington University.