North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Jacksonville Wrestling Coach Leaving

     JACKSONVILLE—Derek Abbey is stepping down as head wrestling coach at Jacksonville High School after one year at the helm, according to the Jacksonville Daily News.

     The 40-year-old Abbey has resigned to pursue his doctorate. Abbey had been an assistant at Jacksonville before taking over as head coach.

     Abbey noted that the Marine Corps had brought him to Jacksonville. He had advanced to the rank of major.