HARRELLS — Harrells Christian Academy football teams will have a new head coach for the 2017-18 season. Jason Arnette, formerly defensive coordinator for the Clinton Dark Horses, will lead the Crusaders’ football program going forward.
HCA Director of Athletics Clayton Hall says, “Coach Arnette is a very young and exuberant coach who has a football background rich in excellence and tradition. We believe that Coach Arnette has the pedigree and capability to restore the Harrells Christian Academy football program back to its prosperous ways.”
The Crusaders were 5-6 last year and lost in the NCISAA state quarterfinal.
Arnette, a graduate of Clinton High School and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, comes to Harrells Christian Academy after spending six seasons with the Clinton Dark Horses, where he most recently served as Defensive Coordinator for the Varsity football team.
Arnette began his coaching career in 2011as Junior Varsity head football coach for the Clinton Dark Horses, then advanced to assistant varsity football coach before becoming the defensive coordinator for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. The Dark Horses won 24 games the past two seasons with Arnette overseeing the Defense. His Defense in 2016 ranked among the top three in the State, in the 2AA classification. Arnette has won multiple Conference Championships, an Eastern Championship, and played for another Eastern Championship and a State Championship, with the Dark Horses. In addition to being a Coach, Arnette is a devoted husband and father to his wife Robyn, and their 1-year-old son, Jake.
“I am excited to be at HCA and excited to get going,” Arnette said. “Harrells has a proud tradition in football and we are going to honor that by getting in the weight room and working hard to earn our success.”
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