Andrew Pidgeon resigned Wednesday as head coach at Penncrest.
In two seasons, Pidgeon guided the Lions to a 4-17 record. This season, the Lions owned the worst record in Delaware County at 1-9.
“I have a lot of appreciation for the players and the administration. They were phenomenal and really supportive” Pidgeon told the Daily Times. “The players were tough kids. They battled adversity and always left the field with their heads held high. That is something I appreciate from them. While we weren’t great on the field, in terms of the wins and losses, we had incredible relationships built. That is something the stats don’t show.
“I’m thankful for my time there.”
Last year, the Lions qualified for the District 1 Class 5A playoff tournament with a 3-7 mark and were ousted in the opening round.
When Pidgeon was hired, he became the youngest head coach in Delco at age 25. Two years later, he put in his resignation less than two weeks after the Lions completed their fifth consecutive losing season.
When asked why he decided to step down, Pidgeon declined to comment.
Despite his struggles at Penncrest, Pidgeon has a bright future in coaching. His resume speaks for itself.
Pidgeon was an undergraduate assistant at Kutztown for four years. He then earned an internship with the Lehigh Steel Hawks, a professional indoor football organization, and worked his way up to assistant coach.
After his stint in Lehigh, Pidgeon returned to the Central League, where he was an assistant at Lower Merion from 2014-15. He was named offensive coordinator of BJ Hogan’s staff at Cardinal O’Hara for the 2016 season.
Pidgeon was an All-Delco quarterback at Ridley in 2008.
Meanwhile, Penncrest is tasked with finding the next person to lead the program back to respectability in the Central League. But contending could take several years. Since their 7-3 campaign in 2013, the Lions are 12-40.