Wilkinsburg finds motivation to win
By Andrew John
Published: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, 8:55 p.m.
Michael Fulmore had something up his sleeve, bringing in a blast from the past to training camp in order to display the rich history of Wilkinsburg football.
He welcomed former Pitt star and NFL player Darnell Dinkins to speak to his 2013 Tigers, hoping to motivate the group into regaining the form of past championship-caliber teams and grow them into men.
“I have the best job in the world,” Fulmore said. “I help young guys develop into men. I see it as an opportunity to see what they are capable of, and I'm excited to see that.”
Wilkinsburg went 3-6 overall and 2-6 in the Class A Eastern Conference last season.
The Tigers finished strong, winning three of their final four games to give Fulmore and the rest of the Wilkinsburg football staff hope for success this season.
“We finished the season with a big win over Avonworth,” Fulmore said. “I'm really excited to see if my team holds it to that standard this season.”
Fulmore, who also will be taking on the athletic director duties at Wilkinsburg, hopes to see a lot of the close losses from last season turn into wins this year.
“We were in some pretty close games at home,” he said. “... I really am optimistic about this year, and I think we can win some of the close games.”
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