North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Holly Springs Names New Football Coach


HOLLY SPRINGS— Will Orbin has been named the new head football coach at Holly Springs High School, according to media reports.

Will Orbin comes to Holly Springs from Leesville Road, where he served as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach in 2011. He has 18 years of coaching experience at both the high school and college level.

In 2011, he helped lead Leesville to a record of 12-1, with the first undefeated regular season in school history and a Cap 8 conference championship. Leesville Road led the area for average points scored per game (51.5), total offense (485.7 yards per game), and total rushing (373.4 yards per game), and set multiple school offensive records.

Orbin came to Wake County from Griffin (GA) High School, l where he helped Griffin amass a record of 23-3 over the 2009 and 2010 seasons. They set the all-time school scoring record in 2009 scoring 498 points in 14 games. Over a four-year span as the OC at Griffin (2005-2006 and 2009-2010) they amassed 46-6 overall record and 38-2 regular season record, winning two region championships, one sub-region championship and making two final four appearances.

Orbin served as head football coach for one year (2004) at East Rowan and was honored as the North Piedmont 3A Conference Coach of the Year and Rowan County Coach of the Year. In the 1990s he was the offensive coordinator at both Southeast Raleigh and Broughton.

Orbin’s other coaching experience also includes stops at Elon University, Indiana State, and Campbell High School in Georgia.

The new coach is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Just Cause. He earned his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University and holds a post-baccalaureate certification from the University of Georgia.