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December 20, 2012

PN-G'S Faircloth, Cary to coach USA National Team

INDIANAPOLIS —  

Port Neches-Groves (Texas) High School head coach BRANDON FAIRCLOTH and assistant head coach and offensive coordinator JOE DALE CARY both have been named assistant coaches for the 2013 Under-19 U.S. National Team, assembled by USA Football.

Faircloth will serve as the National Team’s offensive coordinator. Cary will coach the offensive line.

Team USA is led by head coach AARON BRADY of Washington, D.C., Gonzaga College High School. The U-19 National Team will compete in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 5 in the fourth International Bowl. The International Bowl is an annual competition that unites the 64 nations spanning six continents that are part of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). The IFAF World Team is comprised of players age 19-and-under from outside the United States.

Faircloth has a 28-18 overall record in the four years since being named the head coach of the Indians. In his first year, Faircloth helped Port Neches-Groves record its first undefeated season since 1977, becoming only the third coach in team history to achieve that mark.

The Indians won a district championship, two bi-district championships and captured their first area championship since 1999 during Faircloth’s first three years. He has been selected as Dave Campbell’s 4A Coach of the Year, Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Coach of the Year, PA News Coach of the Year and District 20-4A Coach of the Year. Faircloth also was the offensive coordinator for Team USA in 2010.

“Wearing the ‘USA’ logo across my chest and representing my country through the game of football will always be a highlight of my career,” Faircloth said.”We had a great experience in 2011. We did some work with Aaron Brady at Gonzaga College High School last summer. We went up there and did a coaching clinic with them. He invited us to be part of this staff and we were glad to be a part of it again.”

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