West Johnston High School has named Bennett Jones as is next head football coach. Jones has served as an assistant football coach and track and field coach at Clayton for the past few years.
He is the former head coach at Wilson Beddingfield High School and replaces Kwame Dixon, who resigned from the lead spot at West two weeks ago.
Jones was scheduled to serve as co-defensive cooridnator and linebackers coach for the Comets this season. He was head boys' track coach during former junior national hurdle champion Johnny Dutch's tenure at Clayton High School. Dutch won nine N.C. High School Athletic Association state hurdle championships.
He will also become boys' track and field coach at West Johnston, working with current Wildcats' cross country and track coach Patrick Shaw.
We'll have more on Jones' hiring online at theherald-nc.com/sports on Tuesday afternoon.