Brett Morton, the head football coach at West Stanly High School, has confirmed his resignation with HighSchoolOT.
This afternoon, the Colts shared the job opportunity and Morton later confirmed. According to Morton, he made the decision to pursue something new.
In 2023, Morton’s team ended the season with a 5-6 record. They qualified for the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s 2A state playoffs, but lost to Randleman 43-0 in the first round.
West Stanly is a member of the Rocky River 2A/3A Conference, along with Anson, Forest Hills, Monroe, Parkwood, and Piedmont.
In 2017, Morton took on the role of head coach for West Stanly. During his first year, the team had a record of 3-8. However, in the following three seasons, West Stanly consistently achieved a winning record. Overall, Morton’s teams at West Stanly had a combined record of 32-36 and made the playoffs three times.
While attending West Stanly, Jordan Poole was mentored by the coach who currently leads NC State.