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WoolbrightPerry Woolbright
Athletic Director, Head Football Coach

Coach Perry Woolbright enters his twelfth season as football coach, eighth as a head coach, and his first year leading the Lexington Wildcats.  Coach Woolbright attended Clover High School and Appalachian State University where he played quarterback for the Mountaineers from 2000-2005.  He was an ASU graduate assistant coach on the 2005 National Championship team.

Perry has served as the Offensive Coordinator at Fort Dorchester High School, Offensive Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator at Chowan University, and Offensive Coordinator at Gaffney High School.  He began his head coaching career at North Myrtle Beach High School where he led the Chiefs from an 0-10 season in 2010 to their best season in school history in his last season when his team won 9 and lost 3 and advanced to a second round playoff game.  After four seasons at North Myrtle Beach, Coach Woolbright took the head coaching job at Batesburg-Leesville High School.  In his first season, the Panthers won a region championship.  In his third and final season, Batesburg-Leesville advanced to a state championship final after winning three playoff games, all on the road.

Coach Perry Woolbright is married to Heidi Decker Woolbright, a fifth grade teacher at Lake Murray Elementary School.  They have three children, Brayden (12), Brody (9), and Brantlee (4).

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Brian Hucks
Assistant AD, Head Baseball Coach

Coach Brian Hucks is entering his seventh season at Lexington High School and nineteenth overall as a head baseball coach.  He has a 381-157 career coaching record including 258-105 at Brookland-Cayce and 123-52 at Lexington.

Hucks’ teams have won three state championships, eleven district titles, and eight region championships.  He led B-C to 3A state titles in 2000 and 2008.  His Wildcats won the 4A championship in 2013.  Individually, he was named 3A State Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2008, 4A State Coach of the Year in 2012, and the Statewide Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2013.

Coach Hucks is a 1991 graduate of Lexington High School where he played baseball and football.  He earned All-State, All-Region, and All-Area in baseball and All-Area in football.  Hucks was a three-year baseball letter winner at the University of South Carolina.

Brian earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from USC in 1996.  He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds where he played in their minor league system through 1997.  Coach Hucks is married to the former Stephanie Smith of Pickens.  They have two children, Caroline (15) and Jackson (10).

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Brandon Smith
Assistant Athletic Director
Head Boy’s & Girl’s Golf Coach

Coach Smith is in his twelfth year at Lexington High School.  Prior to LHS, he coached football and golf, and served as Assistant Athletic Director at Strom Thurmond High School.  He was an assistant on the 2005 Strom Thurmond state champion football team, and prior an assistant on the 1994 state champion football team at Swansea High School.  At LHS, Coach Brandon Smith has led the Lady Wildcat Golf team to state championships in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016.

Coach Smith received his Bachelor of Science degree in math education from South Carolina State University in 1996 and his Masters degree in Administration from the University of South Carolina.  He is married to the former Laurie Rucker from Swansea.  They reside in Lexington with their four children, Cameron (16), Payton (14), and twins Addison and Evan (9).
GambrellErica Gambrell
Assistant Athletic Director
Girl’s Track and Field Head Coach

Coach Gambrell is serving in her first year as an Assistant AD of Women’s Sports and head track and field coach at Lexington

Erica started her coaching career by leading the White Knoll Middle School Volleyball team to a 12-2 record in 2006 and an identical record as head JV coach at White Knoll High School.  In 2008, she was an assistant Varsity coach at White Knoll when the ladies advanced to the state semi-finals.

Coach Gambrell was head coach of the girl’s track and field team for all of the ten years she spent at White Knoll.  She was awarded Region Coach of the Year in 2016.

Erica graduated from Batesburg-Leesville in 1995 where she was a three-sport letter winner in volleyball, cheerleading, and track.  She attended the University of South Carolina and was a member of the 1995-96 track team.  Coach Gambrell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentarion in Sports Management, a Master of Arts in health education, and a Masters in educational administration.
NewillWill Newill
Assistant Athletic Director
Football Defensive Coordinator

Coach Newill begins his first season as an Assistant AD at Lexington High School and enters his third year on the football coaching staff.  Prior to coaching at Lexington, he coached for one year at River Bluff, two years at Irmo, and two years at Newberry College.

Coach Newill is a graduate of Newberry College with a Bachelor of Science in physical education.  While at Newberry, he played linebacker for the Wolves for four years and served as a team captain for three.  During his career, he was an All-Conference and All-Region player.  During his senior season, Newill received All-American honors from the Coaches Association.

Will recently received his Masters degree in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix.  He and his wife Marie have two children, Ford and Garland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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