Smithfield-Selma football coach Wes Hill has stepped down Monday after two winless seasons.
Hill said in a statement provided by Johnston County Schools that he is stepping down to spend more time with family. He is a 1985 graduate of SSS and has two children who attend the school
“Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I could come back to my alma mater and coach the sport I love so much,” said Hill in a statement. “It is with a broken heart that I do this since it has been my passion to see Spartan Football rise back to the top again.”
Smithfield-Selma went 0-11 in back-to-back years under Hill.
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The Spartans are now searching for their fourth coach in seven years and have won just five games in the last seven years. SSS has not had a winning record since the 2008 season under now-Jordan coach Anthony Barbour, which is also the last time the school made the playoffs.
There are 11 head coach openings remaining in area high school football: Smithfield-Selma, Goldsboro, Southern Vance, Northern Vance, Western Harnett, Southern Lee, Union Pines, Harnett Central, Orange, Wakefield and Enloe.