Clayton hires Aycock's Pinkowski to lead football program

Posted January 14, 2013

Clayton High School looked to its past to find its future for the football program.

Randy Pinkowski, a former assistant football coach at Clayton, has been selected  to replace Gary Fowler, the man who gave him his start in high school football.

"Coach Pinkowski started his educational and coaching career at Clayton High. He understands the importance of community and family as it relates to our school," said Clayton Principal Clint Eaves. "His work ethic, emphasis on family and community, and years of experience will help continue to grow our program."

In 1985, Pinkwoski joined Fowler at Clayton as an assistant. He stayed with the Comets through the 1996 season. After a short stop at Eastern Wayne High School as an assistant, Pinkwoski became the head football coach at C.B. Aycock.

The Aycock program Pinkwoski took over had won just 18 games in the previous 10 years. It took three seasons to get Aycock into the win column, but in the next 11 years, Pinkowski compiled a 65-63 overall record, including a 4-3 playoff record.

In 2007, Pinkwoski was named the All-Area Coach of the Year, and was selected as the Conference Coach of the Year in 2009. In 2011, Pinkowski was an assistant coach in the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game.

"We look forward to working with Coach Pinkowski as we continue the traditions of Clayton High School and build new ones," said Eaves.


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  • ntheweeds Jan 14, 2013

    An interesting hire...I will just leave it at that

  • bacoope4 Jan 14, 2013

    Congratulations to coach Pink. As a former player under him, I have witnessed a lot of the hard work that he puts into a football program. No doubt that he will give everything he has. Great coach, teacher, father, and man. Good hire.