JULY 23, 2014
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We have an update and clarification regarding the health of Hoggard head football coach Scott Braswell. The coach says the tumor in his lower back is a cancer called chordoma. He'll likely undergo surgery in early August; therefore, Braswell will probably end up missing the start of the upcoming high school football season. "The Mayo Clinic called and they are trying to arrange the schedules of the surgeons who will be involved. It now looks like the surgery will not happen until the first week of August, and thus my return will be deeper into the season than I had hoped."
Below we've posted the original story on head coach Scott Braswell below.
JULY 17, 2014
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Hoggard High School head football coach and athletics director Scott Braswell will be taking a leave of absence in order to have surgery on a tumor in his lower back. Braswell is entering his 18th season as the head football coach of the Vikings.
We spoke with coach Braswell on Thursday about the removal of his tumor. He's in great spirits, but he's not sure when his surgery will be, nor does he know where it will be yet.
In his absence Craig Underwood will handle specials for Hoggard football. Dylan Dimock will engineer the offense. Jeff Turner will handle the Hoggard defense.
Hoggard High has been a perennial power in football in the Wilmington area under Scott Brawell. He's been the head coach of the Vikings for 17 seasons and ready to enter season 18 after the surgery.
Hoggard finished 11-2 last season.