Chesnee, Ninety Six Have New Head Football Coach

Bill Owens says it took him by surprise this morning when he was told by Spartanburg School District Two officials that he would be the next head football coach at Chesnee high school, where he’s served as athletic director.

Owens was of the impression the finalist wouldn’t be named until next week.

Instead, he now takes over his third team having guided Indian Land for two seasons (1999-2000) and Broome (2001-2004), with the latter winning a state title in 2004, his final season at the helm.

As a head coach coach he has a 48-26 record in six seasons and his 2004 Broome team posted a mark of 11-4 en route to that state championship.

He replaces Lynn Fleming, who coincidentally enough, left for that Broome job two months ago.

Tuesday night, Ninety Six named Eastside High School assistant Andre Woolcock as its new head football coach.

Woolcock replaces Mike Doolittle, who stepped down earlier this year after three seasons guiding the Wildcats in his second stint leading the program.

The Greenwood Index-Journal was the first to report Woolcock’s hiring.

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