BANGOR – Bangor Christian is the size of a big house. You’d never expect it to be a sports powerhouse, but it’s dominated the boys soccer landscape the last two decades.
Thanks to its now former coach who is moving on to start an exciting new chapter.
“My wife and I joke we’ve been fixing things up around the house and getting rid of stuff cleaning up and getting organized and we say wow this is looking pretty good around here we sure we want to leave this place,” former Bangor Christian head coach, Aaron Wilcox, said.
Wilcox is moving to Pennsylvania to be closer to his kids, but trouble selling his home delayed his move.
“God’s timing he takes care of details it’s been a process just been a process and just be patient and go with the process,” Wilcox said.
With his house off the market, Wilcox is enjoying his final couple weeks in Maine. On Tuesday, his former players and peers honored him at Bangor Christian with a celebratory send off.
“To get everybody there instead of me trying to get around and try to say goodbye to everybody and then some people you would miss it was awesome,” he added.
Just over two decades as the Patriots head coach, nine regional titles and eight gold ball. Some great moments, but two stand above the rest.
“2005 was the first one [state championship,] ’09 I had both my sons on the team and to win it 2-1 with two minutes to go my son scored the winning goal it was all around a very special moment,” he said with a smile.
As he packs up his last few boxes, Wilcox will be leaving behind a legacy worthy of a statue. After all, Wilcox defines Bangor Christian athletics.
“This school has only been in existence for 49 years and I’ve been here for 39 so there’s that process, the closer we get the harder it’s getting. Even last night saying goodbye to some people and stuff it’s getting extremely difficult,” Wilcox said.