North Carolina High School Athletic Association

St. Stephens Loses Head Football Coach

HICKORY—St. Stephens High School will be looking for a new head football coach, according to The Observer-News-Enterprise.

Chris Bunting is leaving St. Stephens after just one year as the Indians’ head football coach. Bunting, who is 32 years of age, will take the defensive coordinator job at Clover High School, a 4-A school in South Carolina. The new head coach there, Chad Smith, coached with Bunting when both were at West Montgomery.

Bunting had replaced Fred Whalen about a year ago as the head of the Indian program. Bunting previously coached at West Motngomery, North Stanly and Patton.

A search has begun for a replacement for Bunting, who will be the seventh head football coach at the Catawba County school since 1996.