West Ashley hires state champion football coach

West Ashley hires state champion football coach
January 24 16:01 2020 Print This Article

West Ashley High School announced the hiring of Donnie Kiefer as head football coach. Kiefer won back-to-back South Carolina Class A state championships at Green Sea Floyds in rural Horry County, near the North Carolina state line. He previously coached at Central Cabarrus in his native Concord, North Carolina. Kiefer replaces William Winberg, who coached the Wildcats to a 2-8 record in his only season as head coach.

Kiefer has 34 years’ experience as a football coach, strength coach and physical education teacher. He has 253 career wins as a head coach. Speaker of the new hire, West Ashley principal Ryan Cumback said, “For the past three decades, Coach Kiefer has established himself as a proven winner, with the ability to rebuild programs at multiple levels, including schools our size.” West Ashley is a Class 5 A school with an enrollment of about 1700 students.