Mike Massey has been named the new football coach at Enloe’s High School.
Massey, who is now an assistant principal at Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle School, was hired earlier this month by Tommy Moore, Enloe’s athletic director, and former Enloe principal Beth Cochran, who is now senior director of magnet programs at Wake County schools.
“Mike is very organized,” Moore said. “He’s energetic and enthusiastic. He doesn’t have head coaching experience, but we think he’s going to be a great coach and put his imprint on Enloe football.”
Massey was introduced to the Eagles on Tuesday afternoon.
“I think they were probably excited about seeing their coach,” Moore said of the Eagles. “In the end, you want to try to do everything you can. Our parents and players have been very patient with us.”
Massey was an offensive assistant coach at Wake Forest-Rolesville High School for six years. During that time, Massey helped lead the Cougars to the 4-AA state championship game in 2010. Moore said Massey will finish the school year at WF-R Middle School before joining his coaching staff at Enloe in the early summer.
Under coach Ron Clark, the Eagles finished 2-9 last season. Clark was relieved of his football coaching duties after leading the Eagles for nine years. His record was 31-70.
Soon after deciding to make a change, Cochran was given a new position. But before she left Enloe, Moore said, Cochran agreed that Massey could be a good fit for the Eagles.
“I want to see them have fun and I want to see them be discipline,” Moore said. “If we do those things the wins and losses will take care of itself.”