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Avery head football coach Darrell Brewer has been selected to serve as an assistant coach for
the North Carolina team in the 2014 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas this December. Photo by Jamie

Originally published: 2014-02-04 21:23:50
Last modified: 2014-02-04 21:24:36

Brewer to represent Avery as assistant coach in 2014 Shrine Bowl

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Avery Vikings head football coach Darrell Brewer has accepted an offer to serve as an assistant coach for the North Carolina team in the 2014 Shrine Bowl.

Brewer coached as an assistant in the East-West All-Star Game in Greensboro in July 2012.

“This is a huge honor. When I got the call, I thought maybe they were calling because of a kid or a change of some kind or making sure the coaching phone tree was accurate. I was truly humbled to receive the offer,” Brewer said in an exclusive interview with The AJT minutes after receiving the offer. “With something like this, you’re picked at a state level and your peers, other coaches, have selected you. Being recognized by your peers in such a way is truly humbling and awesome.”

Brewer has served as Vikings head coach since the 2004 season, reaching the third round of the NCHSAA 1A state playoffs on two separate occasions (2005 and 2010), while reaching the second round on multiple occasions during his tenure.

Brewer looks forward to the opportunity to work with coaches from various locations throughout North Carolina and coach up many of the state’s elite players.

“This kind of experience can very well help a coach, working with coaches from areas around the state, which will be a bit different than my East-West experience of working with coaches from only the western part of the state,” Brewer explained. “The honor of working with this game and these coaches is truly humbling. I guess it means that I’m getting old. I’ve had in my mind that if you’re coaching in the Shrine Bowl, it meant that you were pretty old. To be honest, though, it’s very humbling.”

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