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James Kenan hires Will Clark

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#1 MrPub



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Posted 03 May 2017 - 07:32 PM

James Kenan has hired former Shelby Crest head coach Will Clark to replace Ken Avent Jr.
Clark was 25-4 in two seasons as HC at Crest with one state 3A title (16-0) in 2015. The hire was approved by the Duplin County Board of Education Tuesday night, per the Duplin Times Facebook page today.

#2 SMC Observer

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 08:09 PM

Not sure how well this will work out for James Kenan, time will tell.

#3 BroadwayJ


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:53 AM

Can you share more details on your thoughts ?

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:30 AM

Dude went 25-4 in 2 years. He had some studs but so does JK most of the time. If he takes over as DC or keep who you have, and hires an offensive coach, should be pretty good. If it is true that Avent is staying on staff as an assistant then that will make this transition much more difficult. Tough to establish your way of doing things with the former HC on staff.

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 03:04 PM

Congrats to Coach Clark. Wish nothing but the best for him and his family.

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:22 PM

Good hire but Going from Western Style Football to Eastern Style of will be a interesting change



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 05:49 AM

Very long way to move for a football job and from schools with higher ADMs. Primary run style with smaller eastern schools while western schools like throwing the ball around. He should fit in fine.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:46 AM

Don't forget he's from Eastern NC. He'll adapt just fine.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:57 AM

JK has thrown it around recently with Avent at QB.  His father, the former HC, was the career passing leader at Catawba at one time.  Not sure if he still is.  Coach told me in the past he ran an offense was more geared to the players and had no problem changing it up to fit that. 

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 04:52 PM

Where in eastern NC is Clark from???

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 05:34 PM

Laurinburg, graduated and coached at Scotland. Also coached at UNC-P, Purcell Swett and was head coach at Roanoke Rapids.