Wrestling coach Perry Long resigns

Published 1:40 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2023

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Davie will have a new wrestling coach next year. Perry Long submitted his letter of resignation as head coach last week, effective March 24.

Long has decided to take some time off from coaching to enjoy and help out with the needs of his four children. He has served Davie High for the past six years. Before that, he spent 13 years at South Davie Middle.

“I’m sincerely grateful for the opportunity to work in this school’s athletic department,” Long said. “Everyone in the department has become like family to me. The support I’ve received in my nearly 20 years with Davie County Schools – from South Davie Middle to Davie County High – has been a real joy. I’ve learned so much during my time as a coach and I will miss the kids with my whole heart.”

Davie athletic director Tim Devericks said: “We will begin the search for a new wrestling head coach immediately.”

Long remains in the roles of assistant athletic director, assistant football coach and Alternative Instructional Day (AID) coordinator for Davie County Schools.

In four years under Long, Davie wrestling went 83-40 overall and 20-4 in the Central Piedmont Conference.