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February 27, 2014

Terrell Fleming Named Head Coach At Lake City

LAKE CITY, SC - Florence County School District Three's Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Terrell Fleming as a math teacher and head football coach at Lake City High School.

The trustees approved the recommendation by Superintendent Dr. V. Keith Callicutt after an executive session during the board's regular monthly meeting Thursday. Fleming replaces Jim Rowell who resigned in November after four seasons as the Panthers' head coach.

"When I was growing up we always came to church in Lake City, so I always felt like the community is a good fit for me," Fleming said. "I am excited for the opportunity and can't wait to get started. I want to establish a winning culture both in the classroom and on the field. I want pour players to be be good young men and good student-athletes," he added.

"Terrell Fleming is known as a tireless worker, excellent classroom teacher and has been mentored by some of the best head coaches in South Carolina," said Matt Apicella, Lake City High athletic director. "I am excited about his potential with not only with our student-athletes, but the effect he can have on our entire school environment and the Florence Three community."

Fleming has served as defensive coordinator and linebacker coach for South Florence High School since 2012. He also coached five seasons at the junior varsity level for South Florence and T.L. Hanna High School.

In his two seasons as varsity defensive coordinator at South Florence, the Bruins were 19-6. South Florence finished the 2013 season with a 12-1 record, including an undefeated regular season. Fleming's defense allowed 12 points per game with 39 sacks and 26 forced turnovers.

Fleming, who will teach mathematics at Lake City High, was named South Florence High's Teacher of the Year in 2010-2011. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Clemson University and a Master of Sports Science degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy.

"We are very excited about Coach Terrell Fleming joining the Florence School District Three family as head football coach at Lake City High School," said Dr. Callicutt. "Coach Fleming is committed to working with our student-athletes, staff, parents and community to build on past successes in order to reach new levels of success. We look forward to working with him to build a highly successful football program," he added.


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