Miller taking over OP football for 2014
By David Shelton
Orangeburg – After a one-year stint as an assistant coach, Brock Miller is back to being the head man in charge.
Miller is the new head football coach at Orangeburg Prep for the 2014 season, coming over to Prep after serving as an assistant at Williamsburg Academy last fall. Williamsburg Academy won the class A state championship.
Miller is no stranger to being a head coach. He won two state titles while the head coach at Colleton Prep Academy from 2000 to 2008. He spent the next four seasons as the head coach at St. Andrews School in Savannah, Georgia.
Miller is a graduate of North Carolina State where he played on the offensive line for head coach Dick Sheridan.
Orangeburg Prep reached the SCISA AAA semi-finals in each of the last two seasons under former coach Adam Holmes, who announced over the winter that he was stepping down to become the head coach at Grey Academy in Columbia.
In the hiring of Miller, Orangeburg Prep athletic director Todd Layton cited Miller’s “winning track record.”
Layton will serve as the football programs head junior varsity coach and will again assist with the varsity.
Also new to the football program this fall will be offensive line coach Ryan Bishop, who played for Miller at Colleton Prep and spent last season as the head coach at Colleton Prep. The Warhawks reached the class A state finals, losing to Williamsburg.
Jason Cote will return as the B-team head coach this fall.
In other sports, Cote also will return as the Co-Head Track coach, along with Rip Ripley. Ripley also will return as the head volleyball coach and the boys’ varsity head basketball coach.
Jan Stoudenmire is set to return as the girls’ varsity basketball coach and also will return as the softball coach.
Al Hay will return to his post as baseball coach and will assist on the varsity football team. Justin Ray is the school’s new head wrestling coach. Cheryl Benton will coach the Bowling team.
Heading up the Sporting Clays program is Boo Gray while Barkley Stoudenmire will coach girls’ tennis.
Mary Snow Thornton heads up the cheerleaders and Mark Altman will coach the cross country program.
Matt Hiatt will coach girls’ soccer and Ashley Fulmer will coach boys’ soccer.