David Wojtecki

DAVID WOJTECKI, right, seen here during one of J.H. Rose’s practices last year, was named North Wilkes’ new head football coach on Monday night.

David Wojtecki has been hired as the new head football coach at North Wilkes High School. Logan Call, the school’s athletic director, confirmed the announcement on Monday night.

Wojtecki replaces Monty Chipman, who stepped down in February after coaching the Vikings for the past eight seasons to become the new head football coach at Carroll County in Virginia.

Chipman went 40-53 in those seasons, including a 7-5 campaign last fall and 4-3 in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference — good enough for a three-way tie for third place.

Wojtecki comes to North Wilkes after serving as the head football coach at J.H. Rose in Greenville for the past seven seasons.

During that time, the Rampants went 58-32 with two North Carolina High School Athletic Association eastern regional finals appearances in 2013 and 2015; J.H. Rose appeared in the 4A state title game in 2015.

J.H. Rose was 6-6 in 2019, including a 4-2 mark in the Eastern Carolina 3A/4A Conference — good for third place. The Rampants lost in the first round of the NCHSAA 3AA state playoffs last fall.

Wojtecki, who was also an assistant coach at Rose for a year before being promoted, was previously the head football coach at Halifax County High School in Virginia in 2010 and 2011.

Wojtecki has also served as an assistant coach for four years at Eastern North Carolina football power Tarboro. He was also the school’s head wrestling coach.

A native of Union City, Pa., Wojtecki played collegiately at Glenville State, where he graduated from in 2003.

Look for more on Wojtecki’s hiring, including comments from the Vikings’ new head football coach, in next week’s Wilkes-Journal-Patriot.

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