First Posted: 5/25/2009
Brian Hampton has been named head football coach at North Surry High School for the 2009 season.
North Surry Athletic Director Shane Slate was part of a group of faculty and administrators who interviewed Hampton. Slate said somewhere between 40 and 45 resumes were collected during the search and a list of eight to 10 candidates were selected for interviews. Slate, in agreement with the rest of the group, was impressed by Hamptons credentials, not the least of which was his collegiate experience.
Certainly, his background was a big key, Slate said. In particular his experience coaching at the college level, which is a little more involved than what you do at high school.
North Surry Principal Bill Goins, who was also part of the group that interviewed Hampton, said in a statement released May 22, Coach Hampton has a successful record of graduating student athletes, managing training programs, and recruiting and developing talent. We are excited about the experience he will provide from the collegial level and high school level.
According to a press release from Surry County Schools, Hampton has 16 years of football coaching experience beginning with three years (1993-1995) as student assistant coach at Emory and Henry after his playing career ended as a result of a back injury; one year (1996) as assistant football coach at Chowan College in Murfreesboro; eight years (1997-2005) as assistant football coach including three years as recruiting coordinator at Emory and Henry College; and, most recently, four seasons at Alleghany High School in Sparta where he served as offensive coordinator.
Also, Hampton has been hired as a physical education teacher at North Surry and will begin in August, according to the press release.
In the absence of a head coach, North Surry assistants have been running spring sessions. Slate added that aside from head coach, no other turnover is planned for the football coaching staff at the time.