The 83rd Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas is set to be played on Saturday, December 21 at Wofford College's Gibbs Stadium.
However, the coaching staff for the 84th Shrine Bowl to be played in December of 2020 has just been announced.
Glynn Darby, in his second year back as head football coach at Bethune-Bowman, has been named as an assistant for the South Carolina Sandlappers team of all-stars in 2020. Darby has been a high school football coach for 38 years, after 2 years as a volunteer assistant coach at Edisto High School.
"It's a real honor and I really appreciate it," Darby said. "It's something all coaches look for.
"Coaching in the Shrine Bowl is one of those things you want before you give it up and retire."
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Darby was an assistant coach in the North-South All-Star Game in 2011, during his previous stint coaching at Bethune-Bowman.
Under Darby's leadership, the Mohawks went 7-4 and went undefeated in region play to win Region 5-A in 2018, before graduating 9 key players and posting a 2-9 record this season, including an 0-4 record in region play. Bethune-Bowman has made state playoffs each of the past two seasons.
"We got caught between the hedges, as some say, with a lot of talent graduated and then bringing up 9 freshmen and starting many of them," Darby said of the 2019 Bethune-Bowman season. "But, I'm ready for the challenge next season and preparing to coach in the Shrine Bowl after that."
Darby said that he has already received an introductory list of top rising senior football players across the state to consider when the roster is selected. The 2020 coaching staffs for both South Carolina and North Carolina will be introduced at halftime of the game later this month.
The 2020 South Carolina Shrine Bowl staff will be led by Jerry Brown of Wade Hampton High School in Hampton. His staff will include the following assistant coaches: John Cantey – Bishop England, Glynn Darby – Bethune-Bowman, George Harrelson – Travelers Rest, Mark Hodge – Chapman, Dean Howell – White Knoll, one assistant to be named at a later date.
The head coach for the 2020 North Carolina Shrine Bowl team will be Paul Hoggard of Edenton Holmes High School in Edenton. Hoggard, who was an assistant on the 2006 Shrine Bowl has a 155-54-1 record.
The Tar Heels staff will include the following assistant coaches:
Jason Battle – Rocky Mount, Rodney Brewington – South View, Todd Haglar – A.L. Brown, Joey Robinson – Mountain Heritage, Dee Walsh – Robbinsville, Todd Willert – East Forsyth.