Vickers resigns as coach at Baldwin


BALDWIN  — Less than five months after he was hired as a coach at Baldwin, Lee Vickers has left the staff.

Vickers and athletic director Shawn Williams both confirmed on Tuesday that the Baldwin football and girls basketball coach had resigned from his positions and was no longer in the area.

Vickers confirmed by text message he was no longer coaching at Baldwin.

Williams also confirmed by email and text message that Vickers was no longer a Baldwin coach. No further information or comments were provided.

Along with coaching football, Vickers was varsity coach for the girls basketball team, which has a home game Friday against Crossroads Charter Academy. His assistant coach, Alex Torres, and junior high boys basketball coach Rusty Fullerton both indicated on Tuesday they are currently handling the team on a co-coaching basis. There was no administrative confirmation on who would replace Vickers as girls basketball coach.

“Lee is no longer here,” Williams said. ‘I have to wait until the school approves who we recommended (before making an announcement).”

Baldwin is currently 0-4.

Vickers was hired less than two weeks before the start of the football season as head coach. Formerly at Lansing Catholic, he replaced Doug Bolles, who had resigned in late July to take a football coaching position at Hesperia. Bolles had also coached the girls basketball team last season and Vickers also had been appointed to fill that role.

There was no comment on the football coaching situation. Baldwin was 1-8 as an 11-player team during the 2016 football season. The district recently voted to go to 8-player football and join a league with other schools which have gone the 8-man route. Those schools include Brethren, Crossroads, Fife Lake Forest Area, Manistee Catholic Central, Marion, Traverse City Christian and Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian.