Norris named assistant athletics director
Darlington High School (DHS) announced that James Norris will become the school’s new assistant athletics director. Norris, who has spent the past nine years as a teacher and coach at Dillon High School, will also teach social studies at DHS. “Coach Norris brings a history of successful teaching, coaching and athletic administrative experience as he joins our Falcon athletics program,” said Cortney Gehrke, DHS principal. “We are excited to welcome him to the Falcon team.” Norris has a total of 27 years of teacher experience and 29 years of coaching experience at the middle and high school levels. Serving as an assistant varsity football coach at Dillon since 2012, Norris was a part of a program that won five state championships. He also worked as an assistant varsity football coach at Marlboro County High School from 1999-2012. The team won the 2001 4A state title. “I have had the opportunity to coach and work with a host of talented and dedicated players, alongside some of the best coaches in the state,” Norris said. “This has afforded me the opportunity to be a part of several championship teams. I look forward to working with the teaching and coaching staff at Darlington High School, and I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Falcon Family.” Norris holds a Master of Education from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Education in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University.