Former Hillcrest High quarterback Brett Nichols has been named head coach of the new Fountain Inn High School program.
Nichols, who most recently offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Gardner-Webb, passed for over 2,000 yards in his senior season at Hillcrest in the early 2000s before walking-on at USC.
His work will begin this fall working with seventh and eighth grade students zoned for Fountain Inn High. The plan is then for a junior varsity team in 2021 and for varsity 2022.
According to principal Maureen Tiller, the school will apply to SCHSL for at large membership for 2021 this August. Then plan to come into a region and classification with the next realignment (for the 2022-2023 school year).