Keenan High School announced changes to its football program and athletic department Wednesday.
Raiders football coach Sean Gilley will become the school’s new athletic director, while defensive coordinator Ray McCleod has been promoted to take Gilley’s job as head coach.
McCleod has been on Keenan’s football staff since 2017 and also was the school’s wrestling coach. Before Keenan, McCleod was at Northwestern High in Rock Hill, where he was also defensive coordinator and head wrestling coach.
McCleod also was a player on Northwestern’s 1989 state championship football team and was assistant coach for four state title runs.
Gilley replaces Mironda Scott as Keenan’s athletic director. Scott recently accepted a position as the girls’ track coach at Sumter High School. Gilley, a Lower Richland graduate, has been at Keenan since 2014 and was named football coach in 2016.
Keenan’s change at football coach means three Richland One schools will have new coaches next year. Eau Claire and C.A. Johnson have yet to name their new coaches.
Midlands football coaching openings
School — Former Coach — New Coach
Hammond — Erik Kimrey — Jon Wheeler
White Knoll — Dean Howell — Nick Pelham
Richland Northeast — Will Richardson — Walt Wilson
Northside Christian — Stacy Bell — Dean Howell
Ridge View — Perry Parks — Derek Howard
Eau Claire — Michael Kelly — TBA
CA Johnson — Walt Wilson — TBA
Keenan — Sean Gilley — Ray McCleod