Greg Neuendorf has been hired as the first head football coach at Cox Mill High School.
The Cox Mill Chargers begin play in August when the newest Cabarrus County high school opens.
, 27, recently relocated with his
wife to the area after she
accepted a job offer.
The past three years, Neuendorf
taught and coached football at Winston Churchill High School
in Potomac, Md., near Washington, D.C.
He was head coach the past two years as the Bulldogs went 10-10.
Going 6-4 in 2008, Churchill had a winning record for the just the fourth time since 1995.
"The biggest thing is trying to have a disciplined football team," Neuendorf
said Thursday, "a team that's not going to beat itself.
"We try and play a unique style of football, something that's exciting for the kids and also difficult for other coaches to prepare for."
For example, the Bulldogs in 2008 were successful 11 times on fake punts, onside kicks or fake field goals.
favors an option-spread offense, similar to what Florida and West Virginia run.
"The defense is very basic," he
said the prospect of starting a football program "is exciting.
Neuendorf was born and grew up in Toledo, Ohio.
He holds a masters degree from Ohio State University.
will be substitute teaching in Cabarrus County the rest of this school year.
"I hope to get to meet some kids," he
An Athletic Interest Meeting has been scheduled for Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Cox Mill Elementary School
This will be a general meeting for athletes and parents to gain information and have their questions answered.
Immediately following the general meeting, there will be a football meeting with Neuendorf