Avery County has hired Jason Phelps to coach its football team.
Phelps is a 1992 Watauga graduate who went 5-15 in two seasons as Foard’s coach before resigning in 2013. Prior to that, he led the Bartlett Yancey program to a 6-26 record in three seasons.
Phelps comes to Avery County after two years as the defensive coordinator at Bunker Hill.
He replaces Darrell Brewer who resigned June 28 after 11 seasons and a 68-72 record with the Vikings. Avery County reached double-digits wins three times under Brewer including its last Western Highlands Conference championship season (2005).