Robert Wrightenberry out as South Aiken head football coach

By: Matt Barnes Email
By: Matt Barnes Email

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

AIKEN, SC - There will be a new coach manning the sidelines at South Aiken next season as the school has decided to part ways with head coach Robert Wrightenberry.

Wrightenberry coached the Thoroughbreds for 4 seasons, compiling a 17-30 record and a playoff appearance each season. The team had big wins in his tenure, including a win over rival Aiken in 2007 and a playoff victory in 2008 after a 2-8 regular season. This past season, the team finished 4-6 before falling in the first round of the playoffs to Camden.

Wrightenberry took over the program in 2006 when Dan Pippin left for the head coaching job at North Augusta.

Athletic Director Bob Polewski says the decision was not all about wins and losses but the overall direction of the program. A search for a new coach is underway. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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