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Florence Christian ready for new year

By Ken Buck

Staff Writer

Darlington— The Florence Christian Athletic Department, under Athletic Director Scotty Keefe, is busy preparing for the 2018-2019 school year and has much of the coaching staff in place.

Keefe said that his coaches are already busy.

“The coaches and athletes have been working hard this summer on getting better,” he says. “We have had a good turn out on summer participation. I appreciate the effort and time the coaches have put in this summer on helping our student-athletes become better.

“I pray that we have a safe and competitive year ahead.”

Part of the coaching staff includes Head Coach Neil Minton, who will lead the varsity football team in the fall and the varsity girls basketball team in the Winter months.

Denise Carter will also pull double duty as a head coach, leading both the volleyball team and the softball team.

Sara Deaver, new to the coaching staff at Florence Christian, will lead the cheer squad. Kim and Abby Drummond will coach the junior varsity cheerleaders.

Clay Bochette will be the new head coach for the varsity boys basketball team but he’s no stranger to the program, having been an assistant coach in the past. Chris Coker takes over the junior varsity boys basketball team, and he too has served as an assistant coach in the program.

Coker will also serve as the assistant athletic director and Robert Pridgen will be the new Athletic Coordinator for the school.

The Florence Christian soccer program will be led by Derrick Love and Robert Hardy will be the head coach of the golf team.

Keefe himself returns as the head baseball coach in the Spring, and will return the heart of a team that narrowly missed the playoffs in May.

“It just depends on how all of that goes next year and everyone staying healthy,” Keefe said after the season. “We are in a tough region with Wilson Hall, Lawrence Manning, and Orangeburg Prep but we should fare well next year.”

 

 

 

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