Monday, May 9, 2011

Newsome leaving Butler for Kannapolis Brown

Mike Newsome is the new head football coach at Kannapolis Brown. He was approved by the Kannapolis School Board Monday night at its 5 p.m meeting.

Newsome, 40, has been Butler's head football coach since 2003. His team has won 31 straight games and back-to-back state championships.

At Brown he replaces Ron Massey, who is retiring.

Newsome met with his varsity and junior varsity football players at Butler today at 1:45 to inform them of his decision, sources said.

-- Langston Wertz Jr.