David Green, a 42-year coaching veteran who helped build Leesville Road into a regional football power, is the new coach at Enloe High.
Green left Leesville to become the head coach at Burlington Williams in 2011 and resigned following last season.
“The challenge at Enloe really appeals to me,” Green said. “I want to go there and do something that hasn’t been done before. I believe all the pieces are in place now to be very successful.”
He succeeds Steve Johnson, who resigned after one season to become the head coach at Cedar Ridge.
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Green will have some familiar faces around him.
Enloe Principal Scott Lyons was Green’s principal at Leesville Road. Joe Kilby, who announced his resignation as the Apex head coach recently, will join Green at Enloe. Kilby was an assistant at Leesville.
Jay Perdue, who went to Enloe in 2014 with Johnson from Burlington Cummings, will remain on the Eagles staff. Perdue and Green have longtime ties.
Johnson resigned to become head coach at Cedar Ridge High.
Adam Khavori, the Eagles’ defensive coordinator in 2014, and Perdue have been conducting the team’s 10-day spring practice.
“Coming in this late, it is good to have people in place who are on the same page,” Green said. “Being able to have this coaching staff was a big reason I wanted to coach at Enloe. I think coach Johnson laid a foundation that can be built on. Enloe was competitive last season.”
Enloe was 0-11 in 2013 and had gone 1-10, 2-9 and 1-10 in the preceding three years. The Eagles wee 3-8 in 2014.
Green was the head coach at Leesville Road for six years.