BREAKING: Trent Lowman chosen to lead Trojans

Bandys High School is trading one Lowman for another as its football coach next fall.

The Trojans announced Tuesday that Trent Lowman, the youngest son of retiring head coach Randy Lowman, will take his father's place as the head coach at Bandys.

Trent Lowman has spent the past four seasons as the defensive coordinator for the Bandys football program.

Starting at quarterback for Bandys under his father in 1999 and 2000, Trent threw for a combined 3,329 yards and 41 touchdowns in his career at the school.

Trent went on to play for Lenoir-Rhyne University's football program and spent time after his playing days as an assistant/wide receivers coach for the Bears from 2005-07.

It was announced this past Wednesday that Randy Lowman would be retiring as head football coach and athletic director effective Dec. 31. Randy was head football coach at Bandys for the past 26 years and also spent a combined 38 years total as both a player and a coach at the school. He compiled a 206-118-1 record during his long tenure.

Trent Lowman becomes the fifth football coach at Bandys High School since 1964, joining Dick Foster (1964-77), Randy Burroughs (1978-83), Tony Paroli (1984-86) and Randy Lowman (1987-2012).

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.