Burton Cates has left Lee County HS and is back as the Head Football Coach for the Eastern Randolph Wildcats(Overall record 310-118)

Burton Cates, the former head football coach at Eastern Randolph High School(25 years), left for Lee County High School and he spent nine years down near Sanford, N.C., but now the ‘Old Ball Coach’ is back at the helm, as the new head coach of the Eastern Randolph Wildcats….

“The Coach” is back and with Cates back in charge, there is a lot of excitement in Randolph County, especially over in the Eastern part of Randolph County with Cates back on the scene, and he will be coaching again this season, after a nine-year hiatus, now back at the “Burton Cates Football Stadium”, at Eastern Randolph High School….

Some in and around Eastern Randolph High School are comparing Cates comeback, to that of Vince Lombardi returning to the frozen tundra, of the Green Packers….Lombardi leaving and going back to the Packers and in a ‘real-life’ situation, you have Burton Cates, with his comeback to Eastern Randolph High School…

Believe me, this is big news/business down in Randolph County and be sure to check out more from Randolph County’s newspaper, the Asheboro Courier-Tribune…

Read more below from the Staff Reports coming in from the Asheboro Courier-Tribune:

RAMSEUR – Burton Cates is back at Eastern Randolph High School.

The longtime Wildcats head football coach, who resigned his head coaching position at Lee County High School just a few months ago, was officially hired back at ERHS on Wednesday. Cates, who spent 25 years as the Wildcats’ coach before leaving for Lee County where he spent nine seasons, met with ER players Wednesday morning in the school’s media center.

Cates, who led LCHS to a 74-37 record over the past nine seasons, led the Wildcats to the 2006 state championship and has an overall record of 310-118. Cates will take over for Charles Arrington, who returned to ERHS from Lee County last fall to lead the football team for one season. Arrington will be the assistant head coach next season.

CLICK HERE to read more on this story/post from the Staff Reports at the Asheboro Courier-Tribune….