Friday, February 10, 2012

North Lincoln names football coach

David Maness, a native of Whitmire, S.C., was named North Lincoln High’s new football coach.

He received his B. S. in physical education from South Carolina and an Master of Education from The Citadel. Maness began his coaching career in 1971 as head baseball coach and assistant football coach at Wagener Salley High (S.C.).  In 1973, he was appointed head football coach and athletic director at Wagener Salley.  From there he began tenures at West Hardeeville High (S.C.) and Aynor High (S.C.).  At Aynor he attained 132 wins, nine region championships and 13 playoff teams in 22 years.

Maness. Courtesy of the S.C.
Athletic Coaches' Association.
In 2000, Maness was named offensive coordinator at Carvers Bay High (S.C). for five years. There he was 46-15 and reached the AA State Championship in 2002.  Since 2005, he has served as offensive coordinator at different schools, including last year at Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Florida.

His honors include 1989 Region 5 Coach of the Year for football, 1989 assistant football coach for the Shrine Bowl, 1988 Region 5 Football Coach of the Year, 1987 Region 5 Football Coach of the Year, 1987 District 11 Football Officials’ Coach of the Year, 1987 WBTW Coach of the Year, 1986 Head Football Coach of the North/South All-Star Game, 1984 Region 4 Football Coach of the Year, 1983 District 11 Football Official’s Coach of the Year, 1979 Region 5 Football Coach of the Year, 1996 South Carolina Golf Coach of the Year, 1999 North/South Head Golf Coach of the Year, 1994, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99 Region Golf Coach of the Year.  Maness was also the president of the S.C. Athletic Coaches’ Association in 1986.  He also served as game athletic director for the North/South All-Star Football Game from 1995-1998.

Devils barely miss state title meet

Mooresville reached the regional final Thursday, but barely missed making the state championship match, losing to a strong Parkland team 34-31. The Blue Devils defeated Independence, Davie and Sun Valley to reach the regional finals.

Lady Titans win I-Meck titles

The Hopewell girls claimed their third consecutive I-Meck regular-season championship last week. The Lady Titans, who won their last five games to finish 12-2 in I-Meck play, were aided by Mallard Creek, which defeated Hough in the regular-season finale. Both finished 11-3.