Jomar Wilkinson signs for promoted Boulevard Blazers after one season at Silver City
Just a little more than a year after accepting his “dream job” at Somerset Trojans, Jomar Wilkinson is on the move again.
The much sought after coach has parted ways with Silver City and signed on to be the next coach of promoted Boulevard Blazers.
The signing was made public by Boulevard on Instagram and circulated widely today.
Wilkinson moved to Somerset last summer after four seasons with Southampton Rangers, his largely successful time there blighted by an unseemly brawl, ironically at Somerset Cricket Club, where he was assaulted by one of his own players.
When the former Dandy Town player and coach, whose roots are in “back of town”, accepted the offer to head farther west, it appeared a match made in heaven — with Somerset already having technical director Dennis Brown and consultants Larry Smith and Mark Trott, and Danvers Seymour Jr already on their books.
“When I was approached by Somerset for the head coach position, it didn’t take me long to accept the position,” Wilkinson told The Royal Gazette on May 31 last year. “It really was a no-brainer.
“The opportunity to work with maybe the best group of coaches assembled at any club in Bermuda was an opportunity that I would never turn down. They will challenge me to be better, I’m sure, and that’s exactly what I need at this point in my coaching career.”
After a season in which Somerset were a middling influence — too good to go down but not remotely good enough to challenge for the title, having finished 26 points adrift of champions Dandy Town in fifth — it is clear the allure of Silver City is not as attractive as getting closer to returning to his roots for a coach who is now on his fifth club.
Boulevard, who were second to Hamilton Parish in the First Division after beating out BAA right at the end, said on their Instagram page: “We have just appointed the services of Jomar Wilkinson as our head coach of our senior programme. Help us to welcome him to the Boulevard family and community with open arms and love.”
Calls to Somerset president Vashun Blanchette went unanswered.