Here’s Calvin Brown during Providence Grove’s 2022 game at Asheboro (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)
ASHEBORO – Calvin Brown will try to get Asheboro’s football program back on a winning path.
Brown is leaving Providence Grove, where he directed sustained success, to become coach of the Blue Comets.
Brown’s Providence Grove teams were 42-34 in seven seasons. He guided the Patriots to their first postseason football victory in school history earlier this fall as part of an 8-4 record.
Brown takes the position held by Blake Brewer, a former Asheboro quarterback whose three-season record was 2-25 as head coach. The Blue Comets were 1-9 each of the past two seasons.
Providence Grove defeated Asheboro 28-14 and 49-0 the past two seasons.
It could be quite a project for Brown. Asheboro is a combined 7-52 in the last six seasons.
Brown was also athletics director at Providence Grove. He won’t hold those responsibilities at Asheboro, where such a dual role isn’t permitted.
Providence Grove’s eight wins matched the most in program history. The Patriots went 8-4 in 2019 and 8-3 in 2021.
Providence Grove lost to eventual Class 2-A runner-up Reidsville, a team it has never defeated in six all-time meetings, in the second round.
Not only will Providence Grove also have a new coach in 2023, it could be a rebuilding period for the Patriots. There were 22 seniors on this year’s team.
Calvin Brown’s coaching record at Providence Grove
2021 (spring): 4-3