Cass Tech coach runs tight ship

From stars to scrubs, Wilcher's players know riding pine only misstep away

Updated: August 23, 2012, 12:52 PM ET
By Chantel Jennings | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- When coaching a team of players who've already won state championships, committed to BCS schools and/or are big names nationwide, there's one mantra that Detroit Cass Tech coach Thomas Wilcher leans on: The bench is always there and can always teach a lesson.

And he uses it liberally. Whether it's the best linebacker in the country or the third-string running back, if the player isn't performing, Wilcher will find them a spot on the bench.