King’s Fork Head Coach Kermit Buggs (Photo: Sarah Murphy/recruit757)
Another head coaching position opens as Kermit Buggs will depart from King’s Fork
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
King’s Fork High School is again looking for a head football coach.
After one year at the helm of the program, Kermit Buggs is stepping away from the position.
“Currently, I’m leaving to pursue another endeavor,” said Buggs via text message.
The word of his departure came late Tuesday as he notified the football players. For now, Buggs hasn’t officially announced what the next endeavor will be. Considering his work history as a college assistant coach, it could come at the college level. There’s little reason for Coach Buggs to leave for another high school head coaching job, but his departure creates the fifth current opening in the 757. Kecoughtan hired Jeff Super as their head coach last week. The Norview, Norcom, Heritage, Western Branch and King’s Fork jobs are now open.
Buggs was an assistant coach at Old Dominion for five years under then head coach Bobby Wilder. Prior to that, Buggs had college coaching stops at Penn State, UConn and Lock Haven.
His high school coaching career includes a successful stint at Surry County. He coached at Surry for five years, leading the Cougars to a 14-0 record and a state championship in 1999.
King’s Fork will have its third head football coach in three years.
Scottie Littles, the head coach from 2016-2018, guided the Bulldogs to the playoffs in each of his three seasons with school, compiling a win-loss record of 21-15 in that span Littles left the King’s Fork job a year ago for the head coaching position at Palm Beach Central High in Wellington, Fla.
Coach Buggs was able to confirm that he would continue coaching. We’ll expect to get word of his next stop soon.
– Andy Hilton