State Set to Host High School Coaching Clinic

NC State will host it's annual high school coaches clinic this week with former NC State head coach Dick Sheridan the featured speaker.

NC State will host it's annual high school coaching clinic this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday (March 15-17) at the Wendell-Murphy Center. The featured speaker will be former Wolfpack head coach Dick Sheridan who led the Pack to a 52-29-3 record from 1986-1992. Sheridan guided NC State to six bowls during his tenure and is still considered one of the most popular Wolfpack coaches among State fans.

The state of North Carolina will be represented well as four of 2006's state championship winning coaches will also speak at the event. The following coaches will all make one hour presentations at the clinic:

  • Thomasville head coach Benjie Brown won the state 1-AA championship this year over James Kenan High School. It was the third straight state championship for Thomasville and completed a perfect 16-0 record for the Bulldogs in 2006.

  • Tommy Knotts, head coach at Independence High School in Charlotte is one of the most successful head coaches in North Carolina football history. The Patriots have won seven straight 4A state titles with Knotts leading the way in six of those games. He left Independence for one season to coach with the Duke Blue Devils.

  • Eastern Randolph head coach Burton Cates led his Wildcats to an impressive 14-2 record in 2006, including a 15-7 victory over Charlotte Catholic High School in the state 3-AA state championship game. It marked the first state championship for Eastern Randolph in 23 years.

  • Over the last three seasons, Shelby head coach Chris Norman has compiled a 43-5 record, including three consecutive appearances in the state 2A championship game. He won two of those, including a 27-24 victory over Southern Vance High School in 2006.

    Each of the NC State assistant coaches as well as head coach Tom O'Brien will also be speakers at the clinic.


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