Mooresville High School football coach Hal Capps has left to become head football coach at Seneca (S.C) High.
MHS officials confirmed Tuesday morning that Capps had formally retired from the North Carolina public school system. He was then introduced as Seneca’s coach in a late-morning press conference.
In a statement to the Tribune, Seneca Principal Cliff Roberts said:
“(Capps) not only will win a lot of football games — he will teach our young men how to become productive citizens, honorable husbands, and dedicated fathers one day. It isn’t every day that you have an opportunity to hire someone with the pedigree that Coach Capps brings to the table.”
Capps could not be reached for comment.
He was one of Mooresville’s most successful football coaches, inheriting a team that went winless in 2007 and then posting a 53-22 record over six seasons. The Blue Devils went 8-4 last fall and shared the North Piedmont Conference with South Iredell at 6-1, but were eliminated from the state 4A playoffs in the first round for a second straight year.
He was head coach of the N.C. team for the 2014 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas high school all-star game.
MHS will immediately begin the search for a new coach.
Before coming to Mooresville, Capps built a strong reputation at Western Alamance High, where he won the state championship in 2007. He has a career record of 214-98 in 24 years of head coaching experience.