Leadership for Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS) football and athletics will stay within the Demon family for this school year as today Dave Thomas was named interim LEHS head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim LEHS activities director after Scott Jones announced his retirement last week.
“It’s great to have talented persons on staff who can readily assume these duties,” said Lugoff-Elgin High School Principal Worth Thomasson. “I have great confidence in both of these gentlemen and know that they will find tremendous support from our school community. I’m looking forward to a great year with Demon football and athletics.”
In his first year at LE last year, Thomas served as the football team’s defensive coordinator and head track coach, jobs he previously held at Fort Mill High School. During his 19-year coaching career, Thomas also has served as the varsity linebackers coach at Northwestern High School. Certified in physical education, Thomas started his teaching career at Sugar Creek Elementary School in Fort Mill. He is national board certified.
Marlow has served as the school’s assistant activities director since 2012 and also is the girls’ softball coach. He previously taught and coached at Leslie M. Stover Middle School where he was named the school’s reading teacher of the year and received the PTO’s Friend of the Student Award.
The Demons will play their first football game at home in a contest against rival Camden High School on Friday, Aug. 22.