Tom Harper has stepped down as the head football coach at Fred T Foard High. Harper spent 3 seasons as the coach of the Tigers going 7-27 including 1-10 in 2015. Harper coached at Alexander Central for 5 seasons going 34-26 including a Northwestern Conference Championship in 2010. Harper left ACHS for Hickory High where he spent one season before going to Foard. Harper was a finalist for the recently vacant head coaching job at Alexander Central following the retirement of Nick Bazzle. Butch Carter was hired to take over the Cougar Program in February.