First Impression: New coach, same ol’ WolvesAugust 16th, 2012 by nathan joyce
For only the second time in 39 years, there’s a new head
football coach at South Kitsap.
Meet the new boss, a lot like the old boss.
Eric Canton takes the reins from D.J. Sigurdson, who was the coach for the last 15 years. Canton was a long-time assistant, first for Hall of Famer Ed Fisher and for Sigurdson.
As I’ve gotten to know Canton a little bit the last couple days (a feature on him and the SK program will be cover story for the football section, coming out in two weeks), I find him similar to Sigurdson in demeanor and coaching style. They even wear the same straw-style hat at practice.
(Sigurdson told me his hat was a style choice. He said Canton wore his out of necessity because he has less hair.)
Canton is putting in a few new wrinkles in Port Orchard and putting his own stamp on the program. You’ll read more about that in the special section. Despite the changes, expect the same power football from the Wolves. It’s something Canton, who was an All-American at SK himself, takes pride in.