BREAKING NEWS: Whitener promoted to head varsity boys’ coach at Foard

Published Friday, July 31st, 2020

Former star of last Tigers boys’ team with winning record takes over program   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – Fred T. Foard High is turning to one of its former basketball stars to boost its varsity boys’ program. Nolan Whitener — an assistant for the Tigers last year and a leader on Foard’s team his senior year (2014-15) by …

BREAKING NEWS: Johnson leaving Bunker Hill, takes assistant principal’s job in Buncombe County

Published Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Bears will be begin search for new varsity boys’ basketball head coach   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CLAREMONT – Dylan Johnson knows a great opportunity when he sees it, and it took one to draw him out of high school coaching. Johnson, 29, is leaving after one season as varsity boys’ basketball coach at Bunker Hill to become an assistant …

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 …