By Jed Blackwell/The Spartanburg Sports Report
The end of one local high school’s search for a head football coach will mark the beginning of the process for another team.
Broome High School is expecting to announce Friday morning it has hired Chesnee coach Lynn Fleming for the position vacated by Jet Turner last month.
Fleming is a Broome high graduate, playing for the Centurions from 1989-1991.
Fleming has compiled a 79-62 mark as a head coach in 12 years as a head coach. He spent four years each at West-Oak, South Florence and Chesnee.
In Fleming’s first two years at the helm, Chesnee finished 11-2 each season, advancing to the 2A Division II Upper State title game in 2013.
“I am extremely humbled and honored to be leading the Broome program,” Fleming said. “The Broome community has a lot of pride and is very strong academically and athletically. I have many great memories from Broome and want to help create great memories for our student-athletes and their families. I look forward to working with our community to produce not only great football players but great men. I am excited to be coming back to a place that is so special to me.”
District Three Superintendent Kenny Blackwood said the district was happy to have Fleming.
“As a product of Spartanburg School District Three, Coach Fleming is returning home to build a successful community football program,” Blackwood said. “We look forward to the dedication and excitement he will bring to Centurion Football.”