Former Richmond Senior player Eric Morman is the new football coach at North Mecklenburg High.
Morman, 27, who has been head coach at West Stanly High for two seasons, replaces Brad Baker, who resigned in December. Baker’s Vikings lost six of its final seven games last season to finish 3-8.
Baker coached at North Mecklenburg for five seasons. His teams had one winning record, going 7-5 in 2015. That was the Vikings’ only winning season since the 2006 team finished 10-3 under Glen Padgett, now at Concord High.
Morman’s job will be to turn the Vikings’ program around.
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In high school, Morman helped Richmond Senior to four straight conference titles and two state semifinal appearances under coach Ed Emory. Morman later was a four-year letterman at wide receiver at Catawba College and was team captain his senior year. He graduated in 2012.
Morman began his high school coaching career as an assistant at A.L. Brown under coach Mike Newsome. He was at Brown for 2 1/2 seasons before taking the offensive coordinator’s at job at West Stanly, where he was named head coach in 2015.
Morman’s first team finished 3-8. In 2016, West Stanly was 7-5 for its first winning season since 2010. That team scored 361 points, the most by the school in 11 seasons.
Morman lives in Concord with his wife, Kelly, a teacher and soccer coach at Mallard Creek High.
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