High School Sports

Hopewell names Brian Hurlocker as its new head football coach

Brian Hurlocker is the new head football coach at Hopewell High School. He replaces Charlie Gray, who was 1-10 last season.

Hurlocker is Hopewell’s fourth coach in five years and takes over a program that has not had a winning record since 2010, when Chris Rust led the Titans to an 8-5 record.

Hurlocker played collegefootball at Austin Peay, where he was a two year starter and letter winner. After his sophomore season, Austin Peay dropped its football scholarships, forcing Hurlocker to transfer to Winston-Salem State. While at Winston-Salem, he was a two-year starter and offensive captain.

Hurlocker started coaching in 2001 as an assistant for the Arena Football League’s Carolina Rhinos. From 2002 to 2004, he was an assistant at West Forsyth High. He then coached at Fork Union, where he served as offensive and defensive coordinator. In 2013, he was named head coach at Fork Union. In January, Hurlocker resigned after going 7-22 in three years at his alma mater, including 4-6 last season.

▪  The Hopewell Athletic Booster Club will have a meet and greet with Hurlocker on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the school’s media center.