READER POLL: Which new coach has best 2012 season?

Longtime Newton-Conover High School head football coach Nick Bazzle accepted a job this week as Alexander Central's football coach.

Bazzle's successor at Newton-Conover will be the fourth head football coach in a new position when the prep season kicks off this fall.

James "Buddy" King will coach his first season at Maiden as he succeeds Brian Brown.

Chris Bunting takes over the reins of St. Stephens' football program after Fred Whalen stepped down.

Tom Harper, Alexander Central's coach for the past five seasons, will coach Hickory's Red Tornadoes after the retirement of John Worley.

Which man will guide his team to the best record during the 2012 season? Vote now at

The O-N-E posts its reader poll each Friday morning, and results of the previous week's poll are available in the print weekend edition of Catawba County's community newspaper.

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