With senior high school football practice beginning following week throughout South Carolina, among the Midlands programs is shedding its coach.
Tyronne Drakeford is leaving North Central Secondary school in Kershaw Area to come to be the Dorchester Area 2 athletic director. Dorchester 2 revealed the hire on its web site.
Aide instructor Ryan McDonnell has been called North Central’s acting train.
The initial high school football games of the 2022 season are less than a month away on Aug. 18-19. North Central opens its period Aug. 19 at Johnsonville.
Drakeford has been the trainer at North Central, his alma mater, since 2017. He led the Knights to an eight-win period in 2018 and also an area champion in 2020.
It was North Central’s first region title considering that 1992 as well as was available in the COVID-shortened season and also a couple of months after a twister torn via the Kershaw County college, severely harming the school and also its football field.
” It is truly, actually big. It has been over 20 years, 25 years whatever it may be. I do not assume we are simply a team,” Drakeford said after the group defeated Cheraw for area title in 2020. “We are starting to build a program and also the children as well as neighborhood are beginning to think that.”
Drakeford was a standout at North Central prior to going to play at Virginia Technology and after that on in the NFL for 8 periods with the San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins as well as New Orleans Saints. He was a member of the 49ers’ Super Dish XXIX title group in 1995.
SC HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACHING CHANGES
Midlands-area schools in bold.
School — Former Coach — New Coach
AC Flora — Dustin Curtis — Ken Floyd
Airport — Kirk Burnett — Andre Cook
Bamberg-Ehrhardt — Robert Williams — Corey Crosby
Batesburg-Leesville — Gary Adams — Gene Cathcart — Greg Lawson
Ben Lippen — Stephen Cagle — Bennett Weigle
Bethune Bowman — Glen Darby — Cody McNeal
Blackville-Hilda — Brandon Isaac — Kevin Jones
Bluffton — John Houpt— Hayden Gregory
Boiling Springs — Rick Tate — Matt Reel
Burke — Anthony Sterling — Earl Brown Jr.
Cardinal Newman — Doug Dutton — Cory Helms
Dorman — Dave Guttshall — Dustin Curtis
Dreher — Treigh Sullivan — Corey Jenkins
Hemingway — Charlie Richards — Byron Abram
Hilton Head Prep — Dave Adams — Dustin Etheridge
Lamar — Chad Wilkes — Josh Pierce
Lewisville — Will Mitchell — Leon Boulware
Marlboro County — Bobby Collins — Quin McCollum
Newberry — Phil Strickland — Cedrick Jeter
North Augusta — Jim Bob Bryant — Matt Quinn
North Central — Tyronne Drakeford — Ryan McDonnell
North Myrtle Beach — Matt Reel — Greg Hill
Oceanside Collegiate — Joe Call — Chad Wilkes
South Pointe — DeVonte Holloman — Bobby Collins
Stall — Joe Bessinger — Benjamin Lailson
Strom Thurmond — Antwaun Hillary — Andrew Webb
Travelers Rest — Ray Gould — Michael Lancaster
Westwood — Matt Quinn — Robert O’Connell
Whitmire — Charlie Jenkins — Andrew Miller
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