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Hopewell High football coach Matthew Jenkins resigns

Hopewell football coach Matthew Jenkins has resigned.
Hopewell football coach Matthew Jenkins has resigned. stovar@charlotteobserver.com

Hopewell High football coach Matthew Jenkins has resigned.

Jenkins was hired in May 2013, when he was beginning his 21st year of coaching and his third head coaching job. He was defensive coordinator at Concord before coming to Hopewell. Before that, he was defensive coordinator at Myers Park.

At Hopewell, Jenkins was 8-15 in two seasons, including 2-9 last season. Hopewell missed the playoffs in 2014. It was the first time that had happened since 2004.

Hopewell officials have an open advertisement for the position. That open posting is set to end April 24. Hopewell’s next coach will be the fifth in school history. Hopewell opened in 2001.

Hopewell and Ardrey Kell now have football openings in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, and Charlotte Country Day, a private school, also has a football opening.

Area football coach hirings for 2015

School

Previous Coach

New Coach

Ardrey Kell

Adam Hastings

TBD

Cannon

Michael Cox

Brad Hoover

Country Day

Bob Witman

TBD

Harding

Walt Aikens

Samuel Griener

Hopewell

Matthew Jenkins

TBD

Independence

Joe Evans

Justin Hardin

Lincolnton

Scott Cloninger

Ledford Gibson

Marvin Ridge

Brad Hoover

TBD

Piedmont

Jamie Belk/

Luke Hyatt

Ron Massey

Providence

Justin Hardin

Brad Bowles

Providence Day

Bruce Hardin

Adam Hastings

West Charlotte

Drew Hackett/

Andrew Jordan

Mo Collins

West Iredell

Mike Natoli

Monte Simmons

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