South Johnston Head Football Coach Hunter Jenks has been named the school’s new athletic director.
“Mr. Jenks brings a devotion to the student-athlete and a passion to build winning athletic programs,” said incoming South Johnston High School Principal David Pearce. “I am confident that Mr. Jenks will lead the Trojan athletic program to the next level.”
In addition to his current roles as a physical education teacher and head football coach, Jenks has served as both a head basketball and track coach during his nine year career. During the 2014 season, his first year as head coach of the Trojans, Jenks led both the junior varsity and varsity teams to the Two-Rivers 3A Conference championship.
“I am very excited to work with all of the student-athletes, parents, boosters, and the entire South Johnston community in this new capacity,” said Jenks.
Jenks graduated from Wake Forest High School where he lettered in four sports. As a collegiate athlete he attended Elon University where he played football and obtained a degree in Physical Education and Exercise Sport Science. He and his wife, Betsy, reside in Clayton with their two daughters Ava and Claire.