Presnell Mull was successful at every stop he made during his coaching career. A native of McDowell County and a 1947 graduate of Appalachian State Teachers College, Mull began his career at Lenoir High, coaching football and girls’ basketball. His football teams were a spectacular 37-6-3 there. After a couple years coaching in the college ranks at Appalachian, Mull went to Lexington Senior High. He had two stints there, first from 1954-58 in which his football teams posted a 42-14 mark. Then from 1962-73, his Lexington teams rolled up a 79-42-8 record and won the 1967 Western North Carolina High School Activities Association (WNCHSAA) championship. He also coached basketball and track and served as athletic director at Lexington. His two Lexington tenures were around three years as head football coach at Catawba College in Salisbury. Mull was the head coach of the North Carolina Shrine Bowl team in 1971. He also has been very involved in church and community activities in Lexington.
July 8, 2019