High school notes

Irmo trainer honored

ainelson@thestate.comApril 16, 2013 

— In an honor typically reserved for coaches, Irmo athletics trainer Robert “Scott” Douglass recently was selected as a 2013 inductee into the S.C. Athletic Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame.

“It’s nice to be recognized for years of hard work and especially nice to be a trainer named among coaches,” said Douglass, who will become one of a handful of trainers in the Hall when he is inducted July 28.

“The role of trainers in high school athletics has come a long way, and it’s an honor to be recognized alongside some of the best coaches in South Carolina.”

Douglass began his career in 1985 after receiving his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina. He also hold a master’s degree from South Carolina.

In addition to teaching sports medicine at Irmo, Douglass is head of the school’s science department and assistant athletics director.

Jermstad honored

Dutch Fork’s Graham Jermstad, a senior midfielder, has been selected as the TopDrawerSoccer.com High School Player of the Week by the National Soccer Coaches Association America.

Nominated by his coach, Todd Woodward, Jermstad was honored for his performance in two games the week of April 1. Jermstad posted five goals and an assist in that period.

Jermstad leads the Silver Foxes with 19 goals this season.

Hornsby to sign

Chapin offensive lineman Will Hornsby on Friday will sign a National Letter of Intent with Dickinson College.

“This will be one of the greatest times of my life,” Hornsby said. “Not only am I getting to play college football; I will be getting a first-rate education.”

The Division 3 Red Devils, of Carlisle, Pa., are coached by Darwin Breaux.

Gates signs

Lexington guard Nygel Gates, who recently played in the City vs. State All-star game, signed this week with Roane State College, a junior college in Tennessee.

Gates led the Wildcats with 15 points, 11 rebounds and three assists per game in their 2012-13 season, and was the MVP in the North-South All-star game.

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