FAYETTEVILLE - A year removed from sharing the Cape Fear Valley Conference title, the Westover Wolverines will be searching for a new head football coach as Stephen Roberson has accepted the same position at C.A. Johnson High School in Columbia, South Carolina.
Roberson spent three seasons leading the Westover program and quickly elevated them from zero to hero. Inheriting an 0-11 team and a program that hadn't seen a playoff game or winning season since 2009, he led the Wolverines to an 8-4 season a year ago while earning a co-championship in the Cape Fear Valley 3A Conference all while brining home Coach of the Year honors.
Previously he spent two seasons at South Roberson where he turned a 3-8 team into an 8-6 season that saw the Mustangs advance to the third round of the playoffs before losing narrowly to then powerhouse Albemarle.
Roberson, who retired from the U.S. Army finishes his North Carolina coaching career with a 24-35 record, but he'll certainly be remembered as a coach who had a knack for building struggling programs into winners.
As for Westover, the cupboard won't be bare by any means, the Wolverines have a lot of talent returning and will certainly be among the top teams in Cumberland County as well as statewide in the 3A ranks.