CLEVELAND—Scott Riley has been selected as the new head football coach at Cleveland High School, according to several media reports, including the Raleigh News and Observer.
Riley has been at Cleveland since the school opened in 2010. He has served as the junior varsity football coach as well as coaching the defensive line for the varsity. He had previously coached at Harnett Central.
Riley will replace Marc Morris, who resigned to take a coaching job in South Carolina. Riley has also coached wrestling at Cleveland but will give up that role.
The new Cleveland coach played high school football at Cardinal Gibbons, played football for two seasons at Washington and Jefferson College and then graduated from the University of North Carolina. He teaches civics and economics as well as law and justice.