Revised on: 08.13.2018 at 04:38 p.m.
Posted on: 08.10.2018 at 07:48 p.m.
South Columbus assistant principal, athletic director and coach Willie Gore has filed his retirement papers and will leave South Columbus for a teaching position in South Carolina. Gore graduated from Tabor City High School. He has served as the head baseball coach at West Columbus and South Columbus. Gore also served as an assistant football coach.
Gore moved into an assistant principal position at South Columbus after working as a Physical Education teacher. He also became the Athletic Director while coaching the school’s Golf and Bowling teams.
Gore said the South Carolina teaching opportunity came about quickly. He said, “My biggest regret is leaving all the people I have established such great relationships with both at South Columbus and in the conference.”
The financial advantages of retiring in North Carolina and finding a teaching position in South Carolina are extremely beneficial. A number of retired Columbus County teachers residing close to the border between the two states have followed a similar path. Gore emphasized that the decision to leave his position at South Columbus in no way reflected any displeasure with his job. Gore said, ” I have loved working at South Columbus and it was a difficult decision, but the opportunity was too good to pass up.”
A replacement for Gore has not been named.