North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Pine Forest AD Norton passes after courageous battle with cancer

Jason Norton, the athletic director for Pine Forest High School, passed away at the age of 47 following a long battle with cancer. The 2019 Tony Simeon Courage Award winner was first diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer in 2016. 

Norton spent many years at his alma mater, Richmond Senior, as a three-sport coach prior to becoming the Pine Forest athletic director in 2015. He was a member of the Richmond Senior State Championship Football teams in 1988 and 1989, going on to be an outstanding punter and placekicker for Catawba in the early 1990’s.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Watson-King Funeral Home in Hamlet is handling arrangements.