Socastee’s Renfrow steps down as coach for AD job

Known for his conservative triple-option offense, Socastee football coach Tim Renfrow called a surprising double reverse on Monday.

Renfrow, who gave up his job as athletics director to become the Braves’ football coach a decade ago, has decided to trade in his whistle for his old AD job. The move was approved by the Horry County School Board on Monday.

Renfrow led the Braves to a school-best 12-1 record and a trip to the Lower State Finals last season with his son, Hunter Renfrow, operating the option offense. The rising senior will play his final season under a new coach to be named in the near future.

The elder Renfrow went 59-53 in 10 seasons at the helm of the Socastee football program, saving his best year for last. He was named the Region 7-3A Coach of the Year and led the Braves to victories over rivals Myrtle Beach and Conway.

Renfrow will take over the AD role that was held by former Coastal Carolina football copach David Bennett, who took the job last summer. Bennett was hired to serve as AD of the upstart River Bluff High School in Lexington.

Socastee will begin accepting applications for a new football coach. Horry County Schools prohibit coaches from also serving as AD. Longtime Conway High coach/AD Chuck Jordan is the lone exception, having been grandfathered into the dual role.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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