Moran moves to AD role at Providence Grove

Cody Moran has been on Providence Grove’s football staff. (Courtesy photo)

CLIMAX – Cody Moran figured that staying at Providence Grove might fit him best.

Moran is the new athletics director at the school.

“This might be my opportunity to move up here,” he said.

Moran replaces Calvin Brown, who was named the new football coach at Asheboro. At Providence Gove, Brown held the dual role as football coach and athletics director.

Brown remained in the AD role at Providence Grove through last week.

Moran was an assistant coach on Brown’s staff and also has been an assistant for two seasons with the baseball program.

“I can’t thank Calvin enough for everything he has done,” Moran said. “I’ve been in his back pocket the past week and a half.”

Moran, a 2013 graduate of Randleman, is in his fifth year as a teacher. His first year was at Randleman before taking a spot on Brown’s football staff. He’s in his fourth year as a history teacher at Providence Grove.

He said he chose not to follow Brown to Asheboro.

Providence Grove’s football coaching vacancy should be filled no later than February, Moran said. The interview process could be hitting a key juncture.

Second interviews were to begin Monday, Moran said, suggesting school administrators are close to making a selection.

Brown’s departure has been known since early December.

Moran went to college at Lees-McRae. He helped on the football staff at Randleman Middle School.

Moran, 28, was running backs coach when he joined the Providence Grove staff and then spent the past three seasons overseeing defensive linemen. He said he’ll be willing to fill a role on the next coach’s staff if he’s needed.

By Bob Sutton