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Glenwood Ferebee leaving Indian River football for head coaching job in North Carolina

Posted at 6:46 PM, May 30, 2019

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Braves will need a new bench boss.

Braves head coach Glenwood Ferebee talks to his team during practice

Glenwood Ferebee, head coach of Indian River High School football for the past five seasons, is leaving his post for the same role at Vance High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.’s Matthew Hattfield broke the news Thursday afternoon.

In 2018, the Braves beat Oscar Smith for the first time in 20 years while leading them to their first Southeastern District title since 1996.

“It wasn’t something that I sought out,” Ferebee told News 3. “I got a message on Facebook and I had to do my research, once I saw the school, I was like wow.”

Ferebee, who took over the program as the head coach in 2014, attributed livelihood and family as the deciding factor in departing Hampton Roads. “Being in the situation that I was in at Indian River, it gave me an opportunity to teach and also be closer to my family.”