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Here are the candidates for SBLive’s North Carolina High School Coach of the Week for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 as nominated SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Thurs., Oct. 6 at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced Friday, Oct. 7.


Editor’s note: Our Coach of the Week feature and corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes that are generated by script, macro or other automated means. Athletes that receive votes by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.

Vance Hanner, East Davidson

Hanner’s team scored an impressive 52-27 thumping of North Rowan. The Golden Eagles are 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the Central Carolina Conference. East Davidson runs a flexbone offense made famous by the service academies and it’s clearly working.

This is Hanner’s second stint with East Davidson. The Golden Eagles were 6-5 last season and they have a good chance of winning seven games in 2022.

J.P. Price, Whiteville

Whiteville started the season by taking its lumps in a 44-15 loss to North Brunswick. Then the Wolfpack won a crazy 64-62 shootout over West Brunswick. Since then it has been smooth sailing.

The Wolfpack sits at 5-1 and this is despite losing a pair of 1,000-yard running backs to graduation. Price just keeps them rolling.

Jim Vereen, Millbrook

The Wildcats’ interim head coach just directed his team to a dominating 28-6 win over Heritage in a battle unbeaten teams. Millbrook hasn't skipped a beat with Vereen, a 42-year coaching veteran, at the helm.

Millbrook is 6-0 and has won all its games in convincing fashion.

Adam Hodge, South Point

The Red Raiders just beat a good Crest team 35-13 to improve to 6-0 for the season. Hodges guided South Point to the 3-A state championship game last year and it looks like he has the Red Raiders primed for another deep run in the playoffs.

Next up is a showdown with Kings Mountain.

Andrew Carrouth, North Moore

North Moore hasn’t been known as a football power. Rather, the opposite. That has changed drastically.

Carrouth has the Mustangs sitting at 6-0 after a 67-7 wipeout of Jordan-Matthews. The Mustangs have won every game convincingly. This comes on the heels of a 10-2 season in 2021. Carrouth has this program in good shape.

Clayton Trivett, Salisbury

A star offensive lineman in high school and college, Trivett knows how to win. He endured some rough years at Central Davidson before building up the program and making it a winner.

And now Trivett is back in Salisbury where he played college football at Catawba. The Hornets are 6-1 and poised for another big season in Trivett’s first season at the helm.

Paul Whitaker, West Henderson

The undefeated Falcons held off a fourth quarter rally by Smoky Mountain to win 23-21 and take control of their conference race. The Falcons are 6-0 after going 3-8 in the 2021. That's a huge improvement.

Shane Timmons, Randleman

Randleman improved to 4-2 with a 49-0 pounding of Wheatmore. The Tigers, a traditional 2-A power, won just four games in 2021 after being decimated by graduation.

Timmons has stayed the course and the Tigers are working their way back.