Hibriten’s Blanton will guide West boys’ soccer in July
By CHRIS HOBBS
GREENSBORO – Next year’s East-West All-Star coaching staffs will include a trio of veterans from the area’s three new conferences.
The games, sponsored by the North Carolina Coaches Association (NCCA) announced Tuesday:
— Brad Mangum of North Lincoln, who had to withdraw as West girls’ basketball head coach for this year’s game due to a family emergency, will be the West head coach in July.
— Hibriten’s Jim Blanton will be the West boys’ soccer head coach. Shea Bridges, his coaching colleague at Hibriten, was this year’s West girls’ head coach.
— The West football staff, with Darryl Brown of Greensboro Grimsley as head coach, will include Statesville’s Randal Gusler and Brian Hampton of Ashe County as assistants.
The other West head coaches are: Josh Martin of Asheville Roberson (girls’ soccer) and Andrew Muse of Mount Tabor (boys’ basketball).
Barbara Nelson of Myers Park will be the girls’ head basketball coach for the North Carolina-South Carolina All-Star game while Brad LeVine of Crest is head coach for the boys’ game.
2022 EAST-WEST ALL-STAR COACHES
(as selected by N.C. Coaches Association)
East: Reggie Lucas, head coach, Wake Forest; assistants: Brian Batchelor, Southern Nash; Chris Hall, Cape Fear; Luke Little, Wilmington Laney; Bryan Till, Richmond County
West: Darryl Brown, head coach, Greensboro Grimsley; assistants: Tiesuan Brown, Mount Tabor; Randall Gusler, Statesville; Brian Hampton, Ashe County; Al Hendricks, Reidsville; Joe Nixon, Mooresville
East: Chris Bradshaw, head coach, Kinston; Adrienne Gale, Wilmington Ashley
West: Brad Mangum, head coach, N. Lincoln; Frank McNeil, Greensboro Dudley
East: Larry Williford, head coach, Farmville Central; Chris Davis, Raleigh Millbrook
West: Andrew Muse, head coach, Mount Tabor; Duane Lewis, N. Mecklenburg
East: Justin Schatz, head coach, Wilmington Hoggard
West: Josh Martin, head coach, Asheville Roberson
East: Jay Raynor, head coach, E. Bladen
West: Jim Blanton, head coach, Hibriten
NORTH CAROLINA-SOUTH CAROLINA BASKETBALL
Head coach Barbara Nelson, Myers Park; assistant Jamie Willoughby, Tarboro
Head coach Brad LeVine, Crest; assistant Chris Cherry, South Central