Report: Socastee taps Illing as new head football coach

Longtime Davie County (NC) High football head coach Doug Illing has resigned his post to take the same job at Socastee High, according to a report in the Winston-Salem Journal.

The report said Illing, 49, was offered the job Thursday and told his players about the move Friday. Illing is expected to formally introduced Monday as the Braves head football coach.

“I’m not jumping to a better situation,” Illing told the Journal. “This is jumping to a lifelong dream.”

Illing’s 15-year career at the Mocksville, NC, Class 4-A school has seen his teams make deep playoff runs and challenge for the state championship, most recently in 2010 when the 5-6 War Eagles reached the title game.

Socastee, which is expected to move from Class 3A to 4A in 2014, is coming off a big season itself after going 12-1 and reaching the Lower State Final under head coach-turned-athletics director Tim Renfrow, who is moving back to the AD role he held a decade ago.

Socastee’s options came down to a pair of internal candidates, offensive line coach Marty Jacobs and offensive coordinator Steve Hodge, or Illing, a Summerville native who is looking to eventually retire in the area, according to the report.

Illing will inherit a team that shattered school record books in 2012, posting its first undefeated regular season and advancing farther in the playoffs than any Socastee squad. The Braves return a solid corp, including rising senior quarterback Hunter Renfrow, the son of Tim Renfrow.

Illing played at Lees McCrae and Wake Forest and went on to serve as an assistant at Mount Tabor and Reynolds before taking over the War Eagles.

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