Monday, February 1, 2021

2020-21 High School and College Head Football Coaching Changes

As of 8/4/2021, 56 NCHSAA schools and 1 NC college have made our Football Head Coaches changes list. Two new schools are opening for the Fall 2021 season.

Latest HS news: Andrae Jacobs hired at Middle Creek, Overhills taps Kerry Bacon to lead Jaguars, Wilbur Pender to lead Vance County, South Lenoir hires Will Harrell away from South Creek, Randy Raglan resigns from Middle Creek, Jamie Fortner hired at North Stokes, Brandon Allen resigns from North Buncombe, East Rutherford hires Josh Wilson, Terry Perry takes over at Bear Grass after Brian Paschel leaves to take job at Riverside, Person hires Carl Smith to lead the Rockets, Granville Central picks Wilbur Pender to lead the Panthers, Brint Russell returns to Owen to take head coaching job at alma mater, Williams taps Patrick Stokes for head job, Charles McEachin hired at West Cabarrus.

Latest college news: Western Carolina hires Kerwin Bell to replace Mark Speir. 

CollegeOld CoachNew Coach
Western CarolinaMark SpeirKerwin Bell

SchoolOld CoachNew Coach
Athens DriveJeremy FullbrightTommy Smith
AycockSteve BrooksThomas Zietlow
Bear GrassBrian PaschelTerry Perry
Ben SmithMarcello RoyalScott Bell
CaryJason WilkesColeman Tyrance
Douglas ByrdMike ParoliMaurice Huey
East HendersonJustin HeatherlyBobby James
East MecklenburgRobert ForsheeLennie Sanders
East RutherfordBrint RussellJosh Wilson
EnkaJeff FradyMike Sexton
EnloeNick KnightRyan Clark
FairmontGeorge ColtharpLonnie Cox
Farmville CentralScott GardnerRon Cook
FranklinJosh BrooksJosh Brooks (1)
GaringerChristian PriceShon Galloway
Granville CentralWilbur PenderTravis Hairston
Grays CreekDavid LovetteJon Sherman
HickoryRussell StoneJoe Glass
IndependenceMike NatoliDJ McFadden
LedfordChris AdamsChris Doby
LincolntonJoe GlassDavid Byrd
McMichaelDaniel BradfordTony McCants
Middle CreekRandy RaglanAndrae Jacobs
Montgomery CentralBenji BrownChris Metzger
MoreheadLin StadlerMaurice Torain
MurphyDavid GentryJoseph Watson
Myers ParkMark HarmanCurtis Fuller
North BuncombeBrandon Allenvacant
North IredellDavid LewisAndy Howell
North StokesFrank SessomsJamie Fortner
OverhillsChris McGeeKerry Bacon
OwenNathan PadgettBrint Russell
PamlicoRon CookDavid Perrine
PasquotankRaShawn Spencervacant
PersonJoey CarrollCarl Smith
PiedmontPhil MauroAaron Braswell
PinecrestChris MetzgerBob Curtin (2)
Riverside-MartinAsim McGillBrian Paschel
Seaforthnew schoolTerrance Gary
South CaldwellMarc KirkpatrickCasey Justice
South CreekWill Harrellvacant
South IredellScott MillerEric Rees
South JohnstonMatthew RiggsbeeLee Webb
South LenoirJeremy JoynerWill Harrell
South RowanDaniel YowChris Walsh
Southern NashBrian FosterBrian Batchelor
St. StephensWayne HicksKyle Lowman
SwainNeil BlankenshipNeil Blankenship (3)
SwansboroTim LaspadaShea Townsend
Union PinesLonnie CoxJason Trousdale
Vance CountyHunter JenksWilbur Pender
West CabarrusBrandon GentryCharles McEachin
West DavidsonBryan LingerfeltBrian Billings
Western HarnettBlake CulbertsonZach Tenuta
WilliamsJim McGillPatrick Stokes
Willow Springnew schoolJason Wilkes

(1) Josh Brooks stepped down, but later decided to return for the 2021 season
(2) Bob Curtin hired as interim coach for 2021 season
(3) Neil Blankenship stepped down, but later decided to return for the 2021 season