Kannapolis Brown hires Mike Newsome

A.L. Brown High School has hired the former Butler High School coach as its head football coach.

Multiple sources have confirmed that Butler High School head coach Mike Newsome has been named as the next head coach replacing Ron Massey who spent 11 seasons at A.L. Brown and compiled a 120-32 record.

Newsome brings with him a resume filled with success and accolades. At Butler he's compiled a 92-18 record in just eight years as head coach and his teams have won back-to-back 4-AA championships. He's currently the reigning MaxPreps National High School Football Coach of the Year and has already served as an assistant coach for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

Prior to being the head coach at Butler, he served as the defensive coordinator for the Bulldogs from the schools' opening in 1997 through the 2002 season. His first teaching and coaching position was at Anson County High School in 1995.

Newsome, a native of Panama City, Fla., attended Mars Hill College where he was an all-conference linebacker. He majored in biology and graduated in 1994. He was preparing for medical school when he began his coaching career.

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