Byrnes’ Bobby Bentley takes job at Auburn

The Spartanburg Herald-JournalFebruary 24, 2014 


Byrnes head coach Bobby Bentley


Byrnes High football coach Bobby Bentley is leaving after one year back on the job.

Bentley stepped down as Rebels coach on Monday to accept an administrative position with the Auburn football program. He was scheduled to meet with his team Monday afternoon.

Bentley had been offered a job coaching quarterbacks at Auburn under long-time friend and Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn in 2012. He turned down the position to return to Byrnes as head coach.

Bentley led Byrnes to a 12-2 record, Region II-4A title and the Class 4A Division I state semifinals this past year.

Bentley took over for former coach Chris Miller, who accepted the head coaching job at Spartanburg High School last year.

Bentley previously served as the Rebels' head coach from 1995-2006, compiling an overall record of 107-52. He won four state titles in consecutive years from 2002-2005, posting a 57-2 record during the span.

Bentley formerly coached at the college level as the head coach at Presbyterian during the 2007-08 seasons before returning to Byrnes.

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