Spartanburg District Two release
Tuesday evening, the Spartanburg School District Two Board of Trustees approved
Clay Lewis as the next Head Football Coach at Chesnee High School.
Lewis has been a coach at Hibriten High School in Lenoir, North Carolina since 1989.
He has been the Hickory area program’s head coach since 2010.
Coach Lewis led the Hibriten Panthers to the 2AA State Championship in 2017. That
year, the school finished 16-0. Last season the Panthers (14-1) returned to the 2AA
championship game where they fell just 7 points short of a repeat. Over the past
three seasons, Coach Lewis has led the Panthers to an overall record of 44-2, with
three straight appearances in the 2AA State Championship Game.
“I am very excited about becoming the new head football coach at Chesnee High
School,” Lewis said.
“After being the head coach of a successful program for the
past nine years, I am looking for a challenge. It is my belief that with a lot of hard
work, excellence is within this team’s reach. First thing on the agenda will be
building confidence in players through a demanding strength and conditioning
program. I expect there to be noticeable differences in this team’s performance on the field come
August. I have heard that this is a community that gets behind its football team, and my family
and I are ready to become a part of it.”
Lewis replaced Bill Owens, who stepped down last month after two seasons guiding the program.