Wakefield hires football coach from Virginia

Posted February 10

Rico Jenkins (3) of Wakefield. Wakefield visited Middle Creek High School on Friday, November 18th, 2016 in Apex, N.C. for the opening round of the 4AA state playoffs. The Middle Creek Mustangs breezed past the Wakefield Wolverines, the Mustangs bringing home a win with a final score of 42 - 0. (Photo By: Lexi Baird /

— Wakefield High School has hired its new head football coach.

Brandon Kelley has been hired to lead the football program at Wakefield and will be introduced to the school on Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the school's gymnasium, according to school officials.

Kelley comes to Wakefield from Gloucester High School in Virginia, where he will remain as the strength and conditioning teacher through the end of the school year, according to a report from the Newport News Daily Press.

In four years, Kelley was 10-30 as the head football coach at Gloucester. Last season, Kelley's team posted a 4-6 record and he was named the conference's coach of the year. It was the best season for the school since 2005.

Kelley will replace Rod Sink as the football coach. Sink stepped down in November after five seasons at Wakefield, posting a record of 43-20.

Wakefield is currently a member of the Cap 8 Conference, but will be moving to the new Northern Athletic Conference next year as the realignment goes into place. Wake Forest, Heritage, Knightdale, Rolesville and Corinth Holders will also be in the new conference.


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