North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Bailey Leaving Jack Britt For Scotland Position


FAYETTEVILLE— Richard Bailey is leaving Jack Britt High School as head football coach to take over the position at Scotland, according to the Fayetteville Observer.

Bailey built the Jack Britt program from a fledgling program at a new school to one of the state’s top programs year in and year out over his 12 years there.

The Scotland Board of Education voted to approve Bailey as the Scots’ coach at its board meeting Monday. Bailey was introduced at the meeting shortly after the board’s unanimous vote to hire him.

Bailey compiled a record of 119-44 at the Britt helm and took the Buccaneers to three NCHSAA state championship games. His 2011 team posted an 11-3 record and lost to Garner in the 4-AA Eastern Regional game last December.

Bailey replaces veteran coach Chip Williams, who was successful at several stops during his career. He established a strong program at New Bern before coming to Scotland a few years ago and guided Scotland to its first NCHSAA state football championship last December, defeating Porter Ridge in the 4-A title game. Williams retired from coaching earlier this year.