Durham High Hires New Football Coach

Aug 4, 2013 12:28 AM

With the prep football season approaching in less than a month, the Durham Trrojans have found a new coach. The move puts an end to a bizarre offseason, which included the controversial decision to dismiss previous head coach Kevin York.

Dan Henry will be the new man in blue, strolling the sidelines at Durham high. Henry was recently hired to replace York after two seasons on the job.

The move to let york go prompted two other school employees, Athletic Director Jean Atkins and Principal Bill Frey to step down, because they felt the firing was unethical.

York had led Durham to the playoffs in each of his two seasons on the job.

Henry comes into the mix with a solid resume. He coached Champion Christian for nine seasons, from 2002 - 2011, until the school folded the program in 2012.

"I'm really excited especially because the players are so hungry and so ready, the whole community has been nothing but supportive. The kids, we've been having meetings with them because we're kind've behind the eight ball with no spring ball or anything like that and not being familiar with their offense and a number of things, but they're very supportive and patient, we've done meetings, I think we're all ready to go, ready for August 12th when we begin our practices," said Henry


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