CARY -- Head football coach Sean Crocker had been at Middle Creek High School for seven years, and each day he drove to work - whether for a game, offseason workout or a normal day at school - he drove near Panther Creek High.
That commute will be shortened from 35 minutes one way to just five next year, as Crocker was introduced as Panther Creek's new coach on Wednesday.
Both schools are members of the Tri-Nine Conference and are located virtually on opposite sides of Cary.
"We had a tremendous response to the job vacancy," said Panther Creek athletic director Todd Schuler. "I found it intriguing that a successful coach with an outstanding track record at a rival high school would express interest in us."
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