Myrtle Beach, SC – Myrtle Beach Prep has made a change in the leadership of it’s football program. Athletic Director Chris Jones announced that he would be promoting Associate Head Coach Brandon Ikard to Head Coach of the Panthers immediately going forward.
Chris Jones had been the programs only coach and athletic director since its inception back in 2017. During Jones’ tenure as Panthers Head Coach the Panthers accumulated a 9-8 record over two plus season.
Jones announced the decision and the move to step down in his role as Head Coach to spend more time preparing the program to add men’s and possibly women’s basketball in the fall of 2020. “I just had a feel as though it was time to make the move. Brandon has shown me that he can handle the day-to-day needs of being a Head Coach, and this will allow me to place all my focus and energy on the next step in building our program.” Jones said.
Ikard came to Myrtle Beach Prep after most recently spending 4 years as an Assistant Coach at Maiden High School in Maiden, NC. Prior to that he spent six years playing and coaching in various professional indoor football leagues. Ikard said, “I’m excited for the new opportunity and has nothing but thanks to Coach Jones for the chance to continue on with something he has built to this point.”
Myrtle Beach Prep is currently 1-2 this season with their next home game being October 5th.