Reports: Sharks football coach Price steps down

For the fourth time over the past seven years, the St. James High football program is once again looking for a new head football coach.

According to multiple media reports, veteran coach Joey Price announced his decision to step down Wednesday after only one season in order to pursue a career in the ministry.

Price, a five-time North Carolina state champion, helped the Sharks snap a 2016 season-long losing streak in just his second game at St. James. But the Sharks struggled to a 2-8 record.

Price graduated from North Myrtle Beach in 1976 and coached just over the state border at South Columbus High, where he went 131-27 in his 12-year tenure as head coach. He went 107-15 at Wallace-Rose Hill, where he won five state titles.

Price faced a tough task of rebuilding the Sharks, who have had only one winning season in 14 years. To add to the challenge, St. James moves up to the top classification next season as it begins the search for Price’s permanent replacement.

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