DURHAM—Darius Robinson has been named as Southern Durham High School’s new head football coach, just a few weeks removed from the Spartans winning the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-AA football championship, according to a number of media reports including the Raleigh News and Observer and the Durham Herald-Sun.
Robinson takes over for Adrian Jones, who guided Southern to its first state football title ever but resigned to take a position as running backs coach at North Carolina Central University. Jones had guided the Southern Durham program since 2007 and his team finished 14-2 overall this season, beating Crest 38-31 in the NCHSAA state championship.
Robinson is a graduate of South View High School and North Carolina Central. He will continue to serve in his current role as athletic director at the school. He has been an assistant coach on the Southern staff.