Darby named 2014 Shrine Bowl Run coach

Published 6:23 pm Saturday, August 23, 2014

District One Schools is proud to announce that Landrum High School Head Cross Country and Boys Track and Field Coach Jeremy Darby has been named the 2014 Shrine Bowl Run coach.
Nominated by Coach Eric Cummings from Riverside High School, Coach Cummings said, “Coach Darby has a track record that you could compare to some of the top coaches in the state. As president, I get to nominate one coach to the Coaches Association to vote on and it was an honor to nominate and then work with Coach Jeremy Darby last year when he was the Shrine Bowl Run Assistant Coach. I look forward to working with him again this year as the head coach on December 20, 2014.”
This annual event is used to honor top graduating runners as well as help the Shriner’s raise money for their hospitals for crippled and burned children. The best cross country runners in the state relay the game ball from the Shriner’s Hospital to Gibbs stadium. As head coach, Coach Darby will oversee the whole process and help select the shrine bowl run team in November after the state championships.
The Shrine Bowl Run in South Carolina is held in memory of Mr. Everett Stoudenmire, who with the help of the South Carolina Track and Cross-Country Coaches Association, founded and organized the run 20 years ago. The Shriner’s Hospital for Children has received more than 51 million dollars from Shrine Bowl Games across the United States. The first Carolina Shrine Bowl football game was played in Charlotte in 1937.
“I am honored and excited to be selected as the 2014 Shrine Bowl Run Head coach. This is a wonderful event for our senior runners and affords them the opportunity to do something they love while raising money for crippled and burned children at Shriner’s Hospital. I truly appreciate the chance to work with such talented athletes and such a worthwhile cause,” stated Coach Jeremy Darby.
The Shrine Bowl Runners are escorted by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and are managed by the Shriners of the Jamil Temple.

– article submitted
by Paula Brooks

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