HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Willis says timing was perfect to accept job as boys’ coach at Hickory

Published Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

One of Red Tornadoes’ all-time best athletes leaving The Citadel basketball staff   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – As Hickory High’s next varsity boys’ basketball head coach, Daniel Willis is excited about impacting the program by stressing the things that got him where he is. While playing multiple sports for the Red Tornadoes, Willis said he was taught discipline, …

BREAKING NEWS: Willis returning home to coach Hickory varsity boys

Published Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

He is leaving The Citadel as associate head coach to work at his alma mater By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Daniel Willis — one of Catawba County’s top all-time high school basketball players — is coming home. Willis, an associate head coach at The Citadel, had a physical education teaching position approved on Monday night by the Hickory City …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Hickory assistant named head coach of Davie County girls

Published Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com MOCKSVILLE – Lindsey Adams, an assistant coach at Hickory High last season and former player at Patton and Freedom, has been named varsity girls’ basketball coach at Davie County. Adams, 22, played two seasons at Patton and two at Freedom. MORE COVERAGE (Salisbury Post): https://www.salisburypost.com/2020/06/09/high-school-basketball-adams-is-new-davie-girls-coach/  

BREAKING NEWS: Lincolnton hires ex-head coach as defensive coordinator, AD

Published Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Tom Harper has previously been boss at E. Burke, Alex Central, Hickory and Fred T. Foard   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLNTON – Tom Harper — a former head football coach in Alexander, Burke and Catawba counties — is moving to Lincolnton High as defensive coordinator and athletic director. Lincolnton head football coach Joe Glass welcomed Harper, who has been …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Poplin leaving Hickory to coach at A.L. Brown

Published Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

He’s returning to his home county after 7 years with Red Tornadoes By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com KANNAPOLIS – Andy Poplin is leaving Hickory, returning to the county he grew up in to coach the varsity high school boys’ basketball team at A.L. Brown. Poplin — whose head-coaching career includes stints at Cabarrus County’s Mount Pleasant and also at Concord, his …