Prep football: Brown works on compiling Asheboro staff while finishing duties at Providence Grove

CLIMAX – New Asheboro football coach Calvin Brown is still finishing his time at Providence Grove.

While no longer the football coach of the Patriots, Brown is remaining at the school in other roles, including as athletics director, through Jan. 20.

Then he makes the full transition to Asheboro.

In more than a month’s time between his introduction as Asheboro’s coach and completely leaving Providence Grove, Brown said he hopes to have in place most of his new staff with the Blue Comets.

“I’d like to have everything lined up,” he said.

Brown, who spent seven seasons as Providence Grove’s coach, said last month that he hasn’t been involved in the process to hire a new coach for the Patriots.

Oak Grove promotes assistant

Oak Grove hired Rob Creason as its next football coach, promoting him from assistant coach.

He replaces Mark Holcomb, who was the only coach in the program’s six seasons and moved on to become the coach at Bishop McGuinness.

Creason is a physical education teacher at Oak Grove.

Oak Grove is in the Mid-Piedmont Conference along with Asheboro, so that league will have at least two new football coaches in 2023.

By Bob Sutton