Monday, February 22, 2010

Hough High announces football, basketball coaches

Former Providence Day assistant coach Bobby Collins will be the first football coach at Hough High, a new school opening this fall in northern Mecklenburg County. Hopewell assistant Justin Batts will be the school’s first boys basketball coach.

Hough principal Terri Cockerham announced the majority of the school’s coaching hires Monday. She continues to interview for other positions.

“I was very impressed with the quality of the candidates,” said Cockerham, who was principal at Providence from July 2005-June 2009. “The chemistry seemed good. They’re all good coaches and good teachers and have good ideas about building a new program. I’m very pleased with those who decided to join us and I look at them as teachers and coaches, and they know that.”

Other new coaches at Hough: Tim Queen, swimming (Queen comes from North Meck); Sandi Skidmore, volleyball (Skidmore comes from North Meck); David Smith, soccer (Smith comes from Vance); Sonja Tate, girls basketball (Tate comes from Ardrey Kell), Jimmy Cochran, baseball (currently Monroe Parkwood coach); Tripp Rogers, wrestling (former state champ at East Gaston and current assistant at Belmont Abbey).

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why are we hiring coaches from outside CMS when CMS is in the process of laying off coaches/teachers many of which have already received their walking papers? Interesting!

Anonymous said...

So What are these coaches and teachers to do if Mr Gorman can not get the budget he needs to open the schools??? Lay off more of his staff..

Anonymous said...

Maybe they are being hired because they are more qualified. That's how people should be hired, by merit. Can you imagine if we hired people on things other than merit? Oh, wait...

Anonymous said...

Five Star Basketball point guard stand out Ari Polanco commits to playing at Hough High School. Top state of North Carolina Quarter back Luke Maye has decided Not to play football, at this time. This is a Shocker as Maye is an important piece to the Husky's title hunt.