Bill Renner, who led the East Chapel Hill to its best regular-season finish in football since the school opened in 1996, is stepping down as head coach of the Wildcats. He met with the team after classes Monday to inform them of his decision.
Bill Renner, father of UNC quarterback Bryn Renner, is scheduled to be introduced Friday afternoon as the new head coach for football at East Chapel Hill. Renner's appointment was approved by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board in a closed session Thursday night.
He replaces Darian Harris, who was informed in late April he would not be coming back for a fourth year as head coach of the Wildcats. Harris is expected to take a job soon somewhere inside the Durham schools system.
Renner punted for Virginia Tech and the Green Bay Packers before spending 20
years coaching football in Northern Virginia. That included a decade,
1999-2008, at West Springfield High School, where Bryn became one of
the nation's top prep QBs.
Renner is renown for a wide-open, "Wide 5" offense. That may suit the ECH quarterbacks, who include sophomore Drew Davis, the son of University of North Carolina head coach Butch Davis.
East Chapel Hill called a meeting for 4:15 p.m. Friday to introduce the new football coach to the school's student-athletes, said ECH Athletics Director Ray Hartsfield.