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App State Adds Decorated Prep Coach and Alumnus Lance Ware to Football Staff

Appalachian State head football coach Eliah Drinkwitz added another member to inaugural staff Saturday with the hire of highly-successful North Carolina high school coach and Appalachian State alumus Lance Ware as senior assistant to the head coach.

“We’re excited to welcome Lance back to Appalachian State,” Drinkwitz said. “As a former player, he’ll be a huge asset in continuing our great tradition of championship football. I’m excited to give him an opportunity to join the college football ranks after his success as a high school football coach.”

As head coach of Shelby High School, Ware compiled a 99-25 overall record in eight seasons and won five state championships in the last six years.