Williamson set to take over as West Brunswick football coach

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West Brunswick High School will have its fourth football coach in as many years next season as the Trojans named Kelly Williamson its new leader on Thursday.

From left-to-right: Jimmy Fletcher, athletic director, Kelly Williamson, head football coach, Brock Ahrens, principal. Photo courtesy- Brunswick County Schools.
From left to right: Jimmy Fletcher, athletic director, Kelly Williamson, head football coach, Brock Ahrens, principal. Photo courtesy of Brunswick County Schools.

“We are so excited to have hired Kelly Williamson as our new head football coach,” said West Brunswick High School Athletics Director Jimmy Fletcher. “He has an excellent resume and an impressive record.  We are pleased that Coach Williamson is a member of our community and will be ready to start building our football program immediately.  His knowledge of football and the community will be a tremendous asset to the stability of our program.”

Williamson is a native of Dillon County, South Carolina, and spent the last four years at Dillon County’s Latta High School, where he stepped down from the head football coach position earlier this week. He guided Latta to the playoffs in each of the past two seasons and also won consecutive independent school state championships at Dillon Christian in 2008 and 2009.
“I can’t wait to dig in and get started,” said Williamson. “I look forward to working with the kids on the field.  West Brunswick will get 100 percent from me as a coach.  I am very honored to be a part of the West Brunswick High School coaching staff.  Now, let’s have a big year.”

Williamson most recently served as an assistant for the West Brunswick girls basketball team, but took over the reins as head coach from Mark Jones, who resigned midseason.

The Trojans parted ways with Bob Hanna in early April  after just one season.