High School Football

Dutch Fork football assistant leaving for head coaching job


A member of Dutch Fork’s state championship coaching staff is on the move.

Defensive backs coach Kenny Freeman was named the football coach at Midland Valley. The move was approved at the Aiken School Board meeting Tuesday night. Freeman replaces Andrew Jenkins, who resigned in November after three seasons.

Freeman will be officially introduced Monday at the school’s auditorium at 6 p.m.

Freeman has been at Dutch Fork for six seasons and been part of four Silver Foxes’ state championship teams including the last three in a row. His other coaching stops included AC Flora, Irmo, Spring Valley, Chapin, Lexington and White Knoll and was part of various region championships and playoff appearances at those schools.

Midland Valley made it the Class 3A championship game in 2015 but has struggled since then. The Mustangs have won just four games since the title game appearance and went 0-10 this season.

Lou Bezjak is the High School Sports Prep Coordinator for The State and Island Packet. He has covered high school sports in South Carolina for 16 years and is a two-time South Carolina Sports Writer of the Year by the National Sports Media Association.