HighSchoolOT was informed by athletic director Joshua Pardue that Scott Wood, who has been the head football coach at Elkin High School for a long time, will be retiring on January 31.
The position will be advertised during the Thanksgiving holiday and will remain available for a duration of two weeks.
During his 14-year tenure as Elkin’s head coach, Wood led the Buckin’ Elks to a combined record of 63-96. Under Wood’s guidance, Elkin qualified for the state playoffs nine times.
Wood was a coach for the 2019 East-West All-Star Game.
The sports department also issued the following statement on its X profile:
“Elkin Athletics extends their gratitude to coach Scott Wood.”
Your mentorship has greatly influenced numerous individuals, improving them as both athletes and individuals. We are endlessly thankful for your unwavering devotion and the countless hours you have dedicated to helping our athletes progress. Your dedication to the growth and development of our student-athletes has had a profound impact on their lives, both on and off the field.