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
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
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.