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Thomson native to lead Warren County football

A Thomson native has been named as the head football coach at Warren County High School. Stephen Lee Hutto was approved by the Warren County Board of Education Monday afternoon.

Coach Hutto was born and raised in Thomson, played football under Coach Luther Welsh, and graduated in 1992. After graduating from college with a degree in social studies, Coach Hutto coached in Wilkes County through 1999 when he became defensive line coach under Coach Welsh until 2003. He is currently assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Glynn Academy in Brunswick. His wife, Hollie, is a Warrenton native.

Coach Hutto said he is looking forward to working in Warren County. His duties will begin in mid April. One of his plans for the Warren County program is to begin a weight program to benefit all athletes. He said he will tell his players that they will respect everyone, but they aren't going to be intimidated.

Hutto is already intrigued by the prospects of coaching rising junior Tommy Seals. He's been one of the top quarterbacks in the area for the past two seasons.

"We're going to run the Wing-T and put the ball in his hands and ask him to make plays," Coach Hutto told Morris News Service. "We want Tommy to show everyone we play just what kind of athlete he is."

Warren County School Superintendent Carol Jean Carey said the selection of Coach Hutto involved representatives from all over the community and even included input from the football team members. Mrs. Carey said in addition to coaching duties, Coach Hutto will also teach history at the high school.

Vincent Green, representing the newly formed booster club, said Coach Hutto has been involved with successful booster clubs and hopes there are additional avenues for fund raising for the athletic program in Warren County.

Web posted on Thursday, February 2, 2006

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