Jim Bob Bryant Wins Associated Press Coaching Award

JIM BOB BRYANT WINS AP COACHING AWARD

Jim Bob Bryant of Havelock High School has been named the Associated Press High School Football Coach of the Year.

Havelock posted an unbeaten 16-0 season and won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A championship in his fourth year at the school, beating West Rowan in the championship game.

He earned five of 16 votes from sports writers across the state.

Tarboro's Jeff Craddock was second with four votes after leading his school to a third straight state title, while Swain County's Sam Pattillo was third with three votes after leading his team to the 1-AA crown.