By CHRIS HOBBS
With Monday night’s hiring of Kyle Lowman at St. Stephens and Albert Reid at Bunker Hill, there are now nine high school head football coaches in the area who also played at an area school.
The list includes two who played wide receiver – Lowman at Bandys and Will Byrne at Maiden – and one quarterback, Casey Justice of South Caldwell.
There are three second generation coaches in the group – Lowman (Randy Lowman), Sam Mackey (John Mackey) at Hibriten and Maiden’s Byrne (Fred Byrne).
HEAD COACHES WHO ARE LOCAL PRODUCTS
A list of the head football coaches in the Greater Hickory area whom are products and/or former players from local school systems, with their school in parentheses:
Alexander Central – Butch Carter (South Caldwell)
Bunker Hill – Albert Reid (Freedom)
Hibriten – Sam Mackey (Bandys)
Hickory – Joe Glass (Freedom)
Maiden – Will Byrne (Maiden)
North Lincoln – Nick Bazzle (E. Lincoln)
St. Stephens – Kyle Lowman (Bandys)
South Caldwell – Casey Justice (S. Caldwell)