Former Watauga High football coach Mike Probst was introduced as the new football coach at Wilmington-Ashley. He replaces Tom Eanes, who accepted the Patton head coaching job in late May.
This will be Probst fifth head-coaching job. He made his coaching debut with the Pioneers in 1998. He spent three years at WHS, producing a 6-5 record in 1999---the school's first winning season since 1981. He has also coached at W.J. Keenan High School in Columbia, S.C., R.J. Reynolds High in Winston-Salem, and York High School in York, S.C.
Propst has been on Ashley's staff the last three years as an assistant under Eanes. He was the defensive coordinator at Ashley in 2011 and 2012. He was an assistant coach at Ashley for football in 2013. He also served as an assistant basketball coach under David Rutledge in basketball during the 2013-14 season. Propst takes over a Screaming Eagles program that has just one winning season in its 13 year history.