Former Bandys star, head coach enjoying more success at East Surry
By CHRIS HOBBS
MOUNT AIRY — East Surry High head football coach Trent Lowman — a Catawba County native and star quarterback at Bandys who later was head coach at his alma mater — is in the running to be named national head coach of the year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
Lowman has completed two seasons at East Surry after leaving Bandys to take the job. He guided his first team to a state 1A title game and loss and last year’s team won a state 1A title by going 15-0.
He will now go into a pool of head coaches from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana Mississippi and South Carolina for the NFHS’ Section 3 Coach of the Year (South).
The South winner will move on in the selection process.
Lowman is a second generation head coach. His dad, Randy, was head coach at Bandys. Trent Lowman was an assistant coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University before deciding to join his dad’s coaching staff at Bandys.
Trent Lowman was named head coach at Bandys in 2013 when his dad retired and coached the Trojans for five seasons. His teams went 5-7, 8-4, 2-9, 3-8 and 5-7 (23-35) with three state playoff teams.
Lowman enters next season, moved to a February start by COVID-19, with a career record of 49-39. His first shot at career win No. 50 is scheduled to come Feb. 26 at North Davidson.
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