Cuthbertson High School is excited to announce the hire of our new head football coach, Trey Kavanaugh. Coach Kavanaugh is a native of Boone, NC where he played football at Watauga High School, then continued his football playing career as a wide receiver for Appalachian State University (2011-2014). Trey’s hard work and commitment took him from a walk-on to a letter winner at Appalachian State in 2013.
Coach Kavanaugh then pursued his Master’s degree in Health Education at East Carolina University, while simultaneously working as a volunteer offensive assistant for the ECU football program (2015-2016).
In August of 2016, Coach Kavanaugh continued his coaching career by joining the staff at Ardrey Kell High School as the wide receivers coach for 1 season, before quickly ascending to become Varsity Offensive coordinator for the Knights in 2017. In two seasons as OC for the Knights Coach Kavanaugh adapted schemes including Spread, Air-Raid, 2 back Veer, and Pro offenses and lead the team to their first Conference Championship during the 2018 season.
When asked about his feelings on this new opportunity in his football career Coach replied, “The thing that I am most excited about when it comes to being the head football coach is the community and the players. Cuthbertson has such an amazing environment and truly cares about their student athletes. I am extremely excited to work together with the community to make this team something special because they truly deserve it.
I am also looking forward to the challenges we face, I know that may sound strange but I know that we are about face the adversity and challenges as any team would with a new coach in a challenging conference. Rather than being scared of those challenges I welcome them. I know that we are going to use that challenge to galvanize this group and really make our team better.
This is a really great opportunity in an amazing environment where I feel like we can really do something special. I couldn't be more excited to be the leader of this program. I'm ready to go.”