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Interview with Trey Kavanaugh, new Cuthbertson Football coach

By Tim Winters, 02/20/19, 8:00PM EST


Cuthbertson High School announced their new head football coach, Trey Kavanaugh, in an introduction to the Cuthbertson football community last night. 

Kavanaugh replaces David Johnson who stepped down in early January. At 26 years old, Kavanaugh is the youngest head coach in the county and the third football coach in school history. 

He comes to Cuthbertson after spending three years at Ardrey Kell HS where he ascended from wide receivers coach in 2016 to become the Varsity Offensive coordinator in 2017. Ardrey Kell won their first conference championship (4A South Meck 7) in 2018. 

Kavanaugh is a native of Boone, NC, playing football at Watauga High School. He walked on as a wide receiver at Appalachian State (2011-2014) and earned a letter at App State in 2013.

As stated in Cuthbertson press release of the new hire, Kavanaugh 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). 

Trey Kavanaugh is the grandson of College Football Hall of Fame coach Jerry Moore who spent the majority of his career as the head football coach at Appalachian State.

The interview below was conducted after Kavanaugh's introduction to the Cuthbertson football community.

Tag(s): UCPS Athletics  Cuthbertson  UnioNCounty Football  Cuthbertson Varsity Football  Cuthbertson JV Football