Rocky Mount assistant football coach Chris Lee has paid his dues and it's now time for him to run his own program.
He will be named as the new head football coach at Louisburg High School. He was offered the position last week and he accepted it Wednesday. RMHS head football coach B.W. Holt announced Lee's new position during the football team's award dinner Thursday evening.
He is the fourth Gryphon assistant under Holt (Dickie Schock - Franklinton, Hillsborough Orange; Brent David - Winston-Salem Carver; Chad Smith - Northern Nash) to be selected a head coach since Holt arrived in July of 2003 - and the sixth Nash County assistant coach to become a head coach since 2002.
The others were Southern Nash assistant Lonnie Custer to North Lincoln and Nash Central's T.J. Worrell to Perquimans.
We will have more on Lee's decision to take the Louisburg head job once he is officially hired by the Franklin County Board of Education. Lee has informed RMHS that he will complete his season as JV girls basketball coach.