Effective today, C.B. Aycock head football coach Steve Brooks is stepping down as head football coach.
In an interview with Goldsboro Daily News, Brooks confirmed the news. He was the head coach at C.B. Aycock for the past eight seasons.
Well-liked and well-respected by his players and peers, Brooks announced to his player this afternoon that he was stepping down.
“I just think that after this year and everything we’ve been through, with C.B. Aycock moving to a new conference, and with so much up in the air, that is was the best time for me and my family to explore other options,” Brooks said. “I’m rolling the dice on me and hoping that the work I’ve done over the past 23 years that somebody will hire me as a head coach or assistant and give everybody a fresh start.”
Brooks, who was hired in 2013 to take over the Golden Falcons, finished his final season with the Golden Falcons earlier this month.
He has a 29-60 overall record with five playoff appearances. A Jacksonville native, Brooks was an assistant coach, and Richlands and Ayden-Grifton before becoming the head coach at C.B. Aycock.
There have been ups and downs over the past eight seasons, but Brooks said he will always be a Golden Falcon.
“Every single team I’ve coached has a special spot in my heart,” Brooks said. “Every single year, we held our heads high.”