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  1. With the season winding down, it is about time for the coaching searches to heat up. Any speculation as to what jobs may come open this year?
  2. Giveverybodyatrophy...bs

    Murphy Coach G

    We get more Tenn coverage than NC coverage.lol...this shows how far west we are! https://newschannel9.com/sports/sideline-wrap-up/impact-game-murphy-vs-swain-county
  3. Not sure how long Brevard will be able to hold onto him but talking about “resurrecting a program from the dead”. What a job he has done over the last few years with that program. I’m not sure a ton of people know how “dead in the water” that program was before he got there. For a few years it was without a doubt the worst program in WNC. Although the athletes are not the same as what they once were coming out of that program, he is now putting respectability back into the program and producing “Brevard “ standards again. No matter how the rest of the season shakes out he has done a tremendous job this year.
  4. How does a coach in 7 years whose record is (20-57) overall and (6-41) in conference still have a job. I don’t understand.
  5. Forest Hills (2A) in Union County is looking for a varsity football game for October 4th (Week 7) or November 1st (Week 11). They would prefer to be at home. Contact head football coach Cory Smith at cory.smith@ucps.k12.nc.us.
  6. South Granville head football coach Mike Hobgood got his 100th career win last night as South Granville defeated Orange 20-15. The former UNC Tar Heels lineman now has a 100-64 overall record.
  7. Who are your top coaches who use to coach. I will start out with the late Scott Young who was coach at West Rowan with 3 straight 3A State Championships from 08-10 and a 3A State Championship Runnerup in ‘11.
  8. Ok, so in a previous post, I've established who the Top-15 coaches are in the state today, but who are the rising stars in the state, the men under 40-years old who will our next crop of leaders over the next couple of decades? Again, there may be no right or wrong answer, but I'll get things started with my list. My only rule is that the coach has to have already had a head coaching job to be on this list. 1. Andy Capone (Weddington) 2. Nate Conner (D.H. Conley) 3. Scott Riley (Cleveland) 4. Nick Eddins (Crest) 5. Joe Nixon (West Rowan) 6. Ryan Gieselman (Kinston) 7. Josh McGee (Reagan) 8. Hunter Jenks (Clayton) 9. Jared Rolfes (Page) 10. Torrey Nowell (New Bern) 11. Brian Flynn (North Davidson) 12. Eric Morman (North Mecklenburg) 13. Kennedy Tinsley (Southeast Guilford) 14. Adam Hodge (South Point) 15. B.J. Frazier (East Carteret)
  9. Here in North Carolina, we've been blessed with some phenomenal head football coaches. We're not just talking wins and championships either, but true leaders of young men. Coaches are not just heads of the football programs, they're often the only father figures in young boys lives, and are also typically the strongest leader in the school, and sometimes the community. With all of that said, let's hear your list of the absolute 10 best in North Carolina today. I'll state this for the record, there isn't a right or wrong answer, but I'm sure that some of you will list the same names. If possible, list a few bullet points as to why you selected the ones you did. Here are mine! (This list is subject to change each year, but these are the 10 that are getting it done, are in their prime, and are a who's who of NC coaches.) Jeff Craddock (Tarboro) His football success speaks for itself, but his character and values far exceed anything he's done on the field. I had the privilege of being asked by the NFL to write his nomination letter this offseason where he finished second in the Don Shula award, which is the league's honor for the best high school coach in America. David Gentry (Murphy) I heard for years by some statewide officials that a little old 1A coach wasn't good enough to coach in a big game like the Shrine Bowl, but after watching him lead the NC squad twice (coached in one game, it was apparent to me that he's one of the sharpest minds, and most organized coaches in the business. Paul Hoggard (Holmes) One of the most well respected men in the coaching fraternity, he's one of the best in the business. Richard Bailey (Scotland) He may not have won a state championship yet, but he's been there a bunch of times, and he's one of the fiercest competitors in the state. He's hard to prepare for as an opposing coach, and his teams are always ready to play. He's an even better person off the field. Mike Brodowicz (Charlotte Catholic) He doesn't have the longevity as a head coach, or hundreds of wins like some of the guys on this list, but in terms of excellence, he's listed among the elite few at the top for in how he runs a program, and how everything he does is first class. Jim Teague (Reidsville) Aside from the fact that he's won 73 percent of his games over 35 years, or owns six state championships, he is a man of honor, high character, and is one of the best leaders I've come across. He's the kind of man that when he speaks, the room gets quiet and everyone listens. Russell Stone (Hickory) About the only thing lacking from his resume as a head coach is a state championship (at least in football, he won one as a baseball coach), but he's been one of the most innovative offensive minds over the last quarter-century, and has the innate ability to lead young men. He's the kind of coach that players run through walls for, and then stays loyal to him for a lifetime because of the caring, and fatherly love he's shown them. Steve Davis (Dudley) Now in his 16th year at Dudley, his Panthers have been one of the most consistent programs over that run, racking up twelve different 10+ win seasons. He's a dominant figure when he enters the room, but anyone who knows him knows that he genuinely cares for kids, and it shows with how they follow him into battle each Friday night. John Kirby (Eastern Alamance) There's no finer gentleman than Coach Kirby. His 225 wins are impressive, but that pales in comparison to the kind of man and leader he is. He's led his alma-mater for over 25-years, but he'll be remembered for generations to come in his community for all that he's given back to it. Mike Palmieri (Mallard Creek) His resume and record doesn't lie, in twelve seasons leading Mallard Creek, a program that he's built from the ground up since its inception, he's averaged just over 10-wins a season, with three 4AA championships and a state runner-up finish. Here are the honorable mentions who are just on the outside: Burton Cates (Eastern Randolph); David Diamont (South Stokes); Mike Newsome (A.L. Brown); Adrian Snow (West Forsyth); Kevin Gillespie (Asheboro); Nick Bazzle (North Lincoln); Reggie Lucas (Wake Forest); Todd Willert (East Forsyth); Antonio Moore (Northeastern); Brian Foster (Southern Nash); Shane Laws (A.C. Reynolds); Ryan Habich (Watauga); Brian Hales (Butler)
  10. What do you think about this that was posted a few hours ago? https://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/article231110973.html
  11. 2016 Coaches Moving Van. 11/10/2015: Southeast Raleigh (4A) - Mike Thibodeau Richlands (3A) - Justin Snider 11/12/2015: Durham Jordan (4A) - LaDwaun Harrison North Iredell (3A) - Sandy Grinton 11/13/2015: Northwest Cabarrus (3A) - Rich Williams Mattamuskeet (1A) - Luke Barker
  12. Cedar Ridge (3A) is looking for a possible defensive coordinator. They have two positions in the school, one being an EC teacher that is certified the other is ISS which is a classified position. If interested, please contact head coach Scott Loosemore at Scott.loosemore@orange.k12.nc.us
  13. White Oak HS (Jacksonville, NC) is located in eastern NC and is currently seeking coaches to fill a number of positions on its coaching staff. Football is in need of two assistant coaches and will consider the best candidates. Adjustments can be made on staff as to their responsibilities. Other available positions include volleyball (HC), JV volleyball (HC), soccer (AC), and track (AC). We are looking to fill these positions with people that can be employed as teachers. Positions at this time include: Social Studies, English, Math, Masonry, Agriculture, EC. School Website (Link)
  14. Terry Sanford HS (3A Fayetteville) has an Assistant Football Coaching position available. The only two fields open at this time are Social Studies and EC. This person will need to be well organized, hard working, and committed to a team concept. They are searching for the best overall coach so coaching position is not important. Contact head football coach Bryan Till via email at bryantill@ccs.k12.nc.us.
  15. If you will think back to last spring, things were not looking up for Scott Young. He was bed ridden at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and had to have a heart pump device implanted in his chest that would add a few more miles to his heart while he was placed on a transplant list. Also, if you think back, both he and his wife were out of work for a prolonged amount of time. Obviously we know why he was out, but his loving wife Dianne's priorities were to her husband and family, and she missed an extended amount of time away from teaching. During that time, the medical bills pilled up, as did their living expenses. It was at that time that New Bern head coach Bobby Curlings and myself decided to pull all the coaches together and help them raise some money. Little did we know that fans across the state would pitch in and help raise over $10,000 for their family. Fast forward to today and of course we all know the news that Scott received a new heart this past weekend. It's wonderful news and we couldn't be happier for him and his family. However, it's a new calendar year and deductibles haven't been met, and the costs for a heart transplant is out of this world. The family is a very proud and strong family and wouldn't dare ask for money, but I am going to do it for them because I know the struggles they've gone through, and most certainly will go through in the coming months. I'm reposting the link to the Go Fund Me page that I started last spring. I don't ask you to give a lot, but if all of you could find a few extra dollars to spare, I know the family would greatly appreciate it. Coach Young has touched a lot of young men over his lifetime, and thankfully now, it looks like he'll be able to continue on his profession and touch countless other young men in the future. Thanks again for this and please do what you can for the Coach. Link: Go Fund Me - Scott Young (Photo credit: Charlotte Observer)
  16. 2016 Coaches Moving Van. 11/10/2015: Southeast Raleigh (4A) - Mike Thibodeau Richlands (3A) - Justin Snider 11/12/2015: Durham Jordan (4A) - LaDwaun Harrison North Iredell (3A) - Sandy Grinton 11/13/2015: Northwest Cabarrus (3A) - Rich Williams Mattamuskeet (1A) - Luke Barker
  17. Don't forget Coaches to pre-register for this Saturday's Eastern NC Football Coaches Seminar on maintaining sports turf. This will be a very valuable clinic that coaches or AD's from all schools should attend. 2016 Coaches Clinic-6 (5).pdf
  18. I am looking for a middle school offensive coordinator. We are Sun Valley Middle School located in Union County NC. This will be for the SVMS 7th grade team's upcoming 2016 season. Please email if you are interested in this position. Thank you, James Wilton Head Football Coach jwilton52 (at) yahoo (dot) com
  19. Are there any clinics coming up that people can add to this thread? I'd like to see what's coming up in the area. I feel like every time I see a new clinic, it's already happened. Please post.
  20. North Moore is in need of assistant football coaches. Teaching positions will be available in PE, Social Studies and Art. Opportunities to coach a second sport will be available and are encouraged. Please email resumes to Head Coach Mike Vogt at mvogt@ncmcs.org.
  21. North Moore is in need of assistant football coaches. Teaching positions will be available in PE, Social Studies and Art. Opportunities to coach a second sport will be available and are encouraged. Please email resumes to Head Coach Mike Vogt at mvogt@ncmcs.org.
  22. With it announced that Hal Capps has departed Mooresville for Seneca in South Carolina, where will the Blue Devils turn for their next head coach? I've often said that the Mooresville head football coaching position was one of the best in our state, and based off of the amount of calls, texts, and emails I've had today, this opening proves it. What makes Mooresville such a good job is the question I've been asked the most today. So what is it that makes Mooresville so good? It's a combination of many factors in my opinion. They Mooresville Graded School District is the first major draw, it's easily one of the best LEA's in the state, and second only to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro district in many publications I've read. Everything about the MGSD speaks class, the scores are great, the pay is good, and it obviously starts from the top with great leaders. Add to that the charm of Mooresville, a very nice community that's growing at incredible rates, yet still holds on to a lot of southern charm and could easily be the backdrop of a Norman Rockwell painting. Speaking of the community, the town and its residents love the school, it's still a "community school" where everyone rally's behind the "town school" versus being torn apart by multiple schools within the city limits. Very rarely will you go to a game at Coach Joe Popp Stadium without it being packed by the locals. The athletic facilities are great from the turf field, the blue track, the field house, and the new gym and baseball fields will be second to none. Finally you can bring up what really counts to many coaches, the talent. Mooresville has held its own for years in the 4A ranks, but even before the growth pushed them up from their traditional 2A background, the Blue Devils have always been a power on the gridiron dating back to their days in the WNCHSAA. Pair everything I've listed here with the fact that Mooresville is in such a good locale, nestled right off Lake Norman and just on the outskirts of Charlotte and northern Mecklenburg county, this is a premier job that will attract the best of the best in our state. So who is the leader for this job? That's hard to say but I have no doubt that this job will be much like Richmond County was last year, the top job of the year that will bring out the A-list candidates. The following coaches are just speculation on my part, but here is a list of the caliber of coaches you may see Mooresville AD Kevin Wilson go after. Jim Bob Bryant: Havelock HFC (147-35) with three 3A State Championships Mike Newsome: Kannapolis HFC (138-37) with two 4AA State Championships Mike Byus: East Lincoln HFC (199-101) with two 2A State Championships Richard Bailey: Scotland HFC (170-50) Brian Hinson: Catawba College Assistant (17-19) Pete Gillchrist: North Forsyth HFC (104-104) Maurice Flowers: Former West Charlotte HFC Scott Young: Former West Rowan HFC (172-54) with three 3A State Championships Lance Ware: Shelby HFC (58-19) with three 2A State Championships Brian Hales: Butler HFC (57-12) with one 4AA State Championship Shane Laws: A.C. Reynolds HFC (87-31) with one 4A State Championship Matt Beam: Newton-Conover HFC (94-47-1) Joe Glass: J.M. Robinson HFC (17-29) Nick Eddins: West Montgomery HFC (56-14) Blair Hardin: North Myrtle Beach HFC (70-30) with two 4A State Runner-Up Finishes. Tripp Stone: Mallard Creek Defensive Coordinator Josh McGee: Reagan HFC (39-22) Brian Rimpf: Jack Britt HFC (39-15) Jeremy Buck: Former Franklinton HFC (36-46) Joe Nixon: West Rowan HFC (41-12) Russell Stone: Former Douglas Byrd HFC (258-147-5) Brad Baker: North Mecklenburg HFC (16-25) Tom Harper: Fred T. Foard HFC (57-82) Todd Willert: East Forsyth HFC (100-60) Chris Metzger: Pinecrest HFC (67-41) Keith Wood: Scotland Assistant Coach J.K. Adkins: East Wilkes HFC (39-58) Marty Paxton: Hickory Ridge HFC (56-53) Derek Latham: Offensive Coordinator at Mooresville Again, these are just speculated coaches, I can't verify that any of them would be interested in this job. I have even been contacted by some out-of-state coaches that have impeccable resumes so who knows, can't really say what direction Mooresville goes in. I think the next few weeks will be fun waiting to see what happens with the search, but I know they'll find a good, qualified candidate.
  23. This topic was up earlier, but since moving web servers, some of the posts did not make the transition. The McDowell head football coaching position was posted on Monday, Jan. 4th as a result of Carson Gowan stepping down. Gowan had been the head coach of the Titans since 2008 and compiled a record of 23-68. His best season was 2012 where his team went 8-4 Link: McDowell News - Titans' Gowan steps down as football coach Gowan has been very loyal to McDowell HS and had been on the staff at the school for three decades. Ever since the job posting, my phone has been buzzing from head coaches inquiring about the position. I think there is a feeling among coaches that this single-county school could be revitalized and turned into a "football school". My gut feeling is that you could improve the football at McDowell, but you'll have to be a very good recruiter and get some more athletes to participate in football. Looking from the outside, you would think a school with nearly 1900 students could find 50-60 really good football players to build around. I have a gut feeling that this job will attract a few top-quality head coaching candidates. I've already been contacted personally by four current head coaches from all corners of this state. I think that the locale of the school is appealing, Marion is a very nice small town and for someone who likes the mountains, and likes the proximity between Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Hickory, and other WNC areas, this is a primo destination. I do know that the fans in Marion really want a winner. I've seen them travel twice in the playoffs (to South Rowan) back in 2001 and 2003 and pack their side of the stadium. Speaking of stadiums, the Titans have one of the largest stadiums in NC and a really nice field house as well. I was at the 2012 McDowell vs. T.C. Roberson game and the stadium was absolutely packed, and we're talking 10,000+ fans. It'll be interesting to see where the admin at McDowell goes with this. Will they choose from within, or will they look seriously at some of the interesting candidates? I don't even think it would be bad idea to hire an older, established coach, but there are some super bright younger coaches (under 40) that would be solid picks.
  24. I was able to sit down with former West Rowan head football coach Scott Young this weekend. Follow this link to listen to the one hour interview where we'll break down his career, and talk about the health problems he faced. Link: CP Legend Series - Scott Young The Scott Young File Age: 44 High School: East Rowan ’89 College: Guilford College ’94 Head Coaching Career Record: 172-54 Head Coaching Stops: West Rowan (1998-2014) Assistant Coaching Positions: West Rowan (2015) All-Star Games Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas: 2009 East-West All-Star Game: 2014 State Championships: NCHSAA 3A State Champions: 2008, 2009, 2010 NCHSAA 3A State Runner-Up: 2011
  25. From the info I have gathered Travis Conner is out at Head Coach at Bunker Hill. Resigned last night. Thoughts???