Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:23 PM
Who do you think would be on the short list to take over at Jack Britt? Here are some of the coaches that came to mind first. I'm sure there are more but here is a start.
1. Scott Barbour: Former Douglas Byrd head coach and current assistant at Scotland. Barbour was a former coordinator at Britt under Bailey and would be a home run hire for the Bucs.
2. Keith Wood: Another former Britt assistant, he's currently at Scotland and was also the former head coach at Fairmont.
3. Russell Stone: Former Douglas Byrd head coach lives about 2 miles from Britt and I'm certain that if given another chance, would be a dynamite hire.
4. Brian Randolph: Former Britt and Byrd assistant, this is a guy who's long overdue for a shot at being a head coach.
5. Mike Sartain: Current Britt assistant and former head coach at East Carteret, he would be tge logical and a very good choice if they wanted to hire from within. In my opinion, he really set the stage for the current success at East Carteret with his implementation of a strong weight program and establishing a solid foundation.
6. Luke Little: Head coach at Whiteville, I could see him moving up from the 1A ranks and really exploding on the scene as a 4A head coach. He's got 76 wins and a rising star in the coaching ranks in my opinion.
7. George Coltharp: Former head coach at Red Springs, Westover, and Western Harnett, I think there is still a fire in him to be a head coach and with his air-raid system, he could light up the scoreboard.
8. Ben Hammer: Head coach at East Montgomery, he's another rising star in the coaching ranks and I could see him really doing well at a big-time job like this.
9. Mike Vogt: See above, another younger head coach who's primed and ready for a big-time job.
10. Jack Curlings: Brother of New Bern head coach Bobby Curlings, he's recently retired in SC and has Sandhills area roots. Could be a very solid hire.
11. Tripp Stone: I'm not sure if he would leave Mallard Creek for JB, but he's a well known commodity in Cumberland County and would be a helluva coach for the Bucs.
12. Tyler Hackett: Assistant at Gray's Creek, he was an assistant on the '16 Shrine Bowl staff and is primed for a head coaching opportunity.
13. Bruce McClelland: A veteran assistant at Terry Sanford, he's another coach long overdue for a head coaching job. I also anticipate he'll be the top prospect at Terry Sanford.
14. Mike Castellano: Former Richmond and Middle Creek head coach, not sure of his plans but he'd be a great fit considering his knowledge of the conference.
15. Steve Burdeau: Coordinator at Richmond County, he's another coach that is overdue for a head coaching opportunity. I would consider him one of the top head coaching prospects in NC from the assistant ranks.
16. Jon Sherman: Head coach at Purnell Swett, he's got experience coaching in Cumberland Co. as an assistant and would be a great choice for any program.
17. Robbie Brown: OC at Swett, longtime coordinator at Dillon SC.