Dalton Brown returns home as head football coach at Northwood High School

Pittsboro, NC – Northwood High School is pleased to announce Dalton Brown as its new head football coach. Brown was approved by the Chatham County School Board Monday evening. Brown replaces Mitch Johnson who served as head coach during the 2023 season.

Brown comes to Northwood from Leesville Road High School where he has coached since 2021. Brown has previous coaching experiences at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, South Carolina and Appalachian State University as a graduate assistant. Brown attended Northwood High School where he was a member of the football and basketball teams. After high school, Brown attended Campbell University on a football scholarship and graduated in 2015 with a degree in Homeland Security Concentration in Intelligence.

“First, I would like to say that I am home and I can’t wait to get to work. Thank you Dr. Walston, Coach Vernon, and the rest of the Administrative Team for entrusting me with this opportunity to lead the program that I was once a part of as a player and was my first introduction to this great game. Secondly, thank you to Coach Frazier, Coach Kolstad and the rest of the Leesville Community for allowing me to be a part of Leesville Road High School and the tight knit community. This is a very unique opportunity where I get to be the head coach of my alma mater and I do not take that lightly. This comes with an extra sense of pride of giving back to the community, school, and program that gave me so much and helped to shape me into the man I am today. I am excited for the opportunity, I am excited to get to work with our players and student athletes, and I am excited to build a culture of tradition, discipline, accountability and excellence. Pittsboro is home and I’m ready to work hard on day one” said Brown.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Coach Brown back home to Northwood,” said Northwood Athletic Director Cameron Vernon. “I always admired Coach Brown when he was a high school student because of his work ethic and demeanor. He understands the tradition and culture of Northwood and I am looking forward to working with Coach Brown for years to come .”