Supporters Rally Around Former New Bern High School Football Coach

Close to 60 people showed up at the Craven County school board meeting Thursday night to show support for a former coach. Players, friends and supporters of former New Bern High School football coach Chip Williams spoke out in support of re-hiring Williams. He retired just a few months ago on the heels of a football state championship saying he wanted to spend more time with his family. Recently Coach Williams re-applied for the position as head football coach, but the school board says they will not consider his application right now because of a personnel issue concerning him. Supporters say they just want Williams to be in the running for the position. The board did not take action Thursday night on this matter, but did motion to assign the request to a committee for consideration.