St. Stephens grid coach resigns
by Staff Reports
HICKORY — St. Stephens is looking for a new head football coach following the resignation of former coach Chris Bunting.
Bunting, 32, left St. Stephens to be the defensive coordinator at Clover (S.C.) High, according to the Hickory Daily Record. Bunting was the head coach at St. Stephens for just one year, going 2-9 in 2012. The Indians beat North Buncombe and Fred T. Foard last season.
Bunting is a friend of current Clover coach Chad Smith, who was hired to be the head coach at Clover in January. Smith was head coach at Easley (S.C.) since 2009 before going to Clover.
Bunting joined the St. Stephens staff on a full-time basis in 2010. He was the defensive coordinator in 2011 and promoted to head coach when coach Fred Whalen resigned.