New coaches with familiar names ready to take over high school football programs

Familiar coaches ready to take over new high school football programs

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - There will be plenty of familiar faces coaching new schools during the 32nd BB&T Football Jamboree at Legion Stadium on Friday night.

West Brunswick High School hired Brett Hickman as its coach in March. He is the son of former West Brunswick coach Yogi Hickman and played for the Trojans from 2000-04.

"Being able to come home and serve the community which you grew up in is exciting," Brett said. "To help the young men who are walking the same hallways, driving the same streets, and hanging out at the same places is a pretty cool experience."

JP Price is the new head coach at Whiteville. Price is the son of longtime head coach Joey Price (South Columbus, Wallace-Rose Hill) and plans to bring a no-nonsense attitude to the Wolfpack.

"We are going to do things the right way," JP said. "We are going to do it the way it should be done. Winning is a byproduct of those things."

Bryan Davis returns to coaching in North Carolina. He was the head coach at Topsail from 2007-12 before leaving for a head coaching job in Virginia.

Davis takes over a North Brunswick program that finished 1-10 a year ago.

"It's a day-to-day venture," Davis said of rebuilding the Scorpions' program. "You can't focus much on wins and losses. You can't focus on anything but winning the day."

Week 1 of the high school football season is Aug. 17.

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