HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Lowman selected as South’s top head coach

Published Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Trent Lowman (center) celebrates an East Surry High victory with his brother Kyle (left), and his dad, Randy (right). A former star quarterback at Bandys for his dad, Lowman on Tuesday was notified he has been named the Southern Section Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). He begins his third season as East Surry head coach later this month. /EAST SURRY PHOTO


Catawba County native excels after taking job at East Surry


PILOT MOUNTAIN – Trent Lowman, head football coach at East Surry High and a Catawba County native, has been recognized as the South’s top coach.

East Surry officials announced Tuesday they’ve been informed by letter that Lowman is the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) football coach of the year in the South Section.

The region includes North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Lowman was earlier named the NFHS’ state football coach of the year, which put him in the running for both a regional award and for the top national award.

He’s been at East Surry for two seasons and was head coach at his alma mater, Bandys, for five seasons after taking over that program when his dad (Randy) retired.

MORE COVERAGE (Mount Airy News): https://www.mtairynews.com/sports/91640/lowman-competing-for-national-award

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