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Lance Abernathy leaving Asheville High for South Carolina job

Asheville Citizen Times logo Asheville Citizen Times 6/18/2019 David Thompson
a group of people posing for the camera: Lance Abernathy, far right, has resigned as Asheville High's athletic director © Courtesy Photo Lance Abernathy, far right, has resigned as Asheville High's athletic director

ASHEVILLE - For the second time in two weeks, an athletic administrator has left WNC for South Carolina.

In a press release, South Carolina's TL Hanna High School announced Asheville High athletic director Lance Abernathy as its new wrestling coach.

Abernathy had been Asheville High's athletic director for the past four years and was formerly the AD and head football coach at Ware Shoals High School from 2011-15. 

Abernathy will also coach football at Glenview Middle School, according to the release.

"I miss coaching part of this job and I was ready to get back into it," Abernathy said. "I miss the day-to-day comradery with the kids and watching them grow and develop."

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Abernathy said he will leave Asheville High officially at the end of July. 

Last week, former Erwin head football coach and assistant athletic director Mike Sexton accepted a job as defensive coordinator at Boiling Springs High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Sexton, 52, was the Warriors football coach for nine years, recording a 74-37 record until stepping down in 2016. He has an overall record of 94-65 from his previous stops at East Henderson and Tuscola. 

This article originally appeared on Asheville Citizen Times: Lance Abernathy leaving Asheville High for South Carolina job

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