North Stokes High School announced on Monday Frank Sessoms will be returning as head football coach over the Vikings program.
Sessoms comes from Alleghany High School where the Trojans won 30 games in his six year tenure and experienced one of the most successful stretches in school history. He’s familiar with the North Stokes landscape having coached the Vikings from 1999-2010. During that time, he led North to four winning seasons, won three playoff games and fielded both JV and varsity teams.
“I’m excited to be back,” the coach said. “We have our work cut out for us and I’m looking forward to the challenge. We’re ready to work hard, play with a chip on our shoulders, and let things fall where they will. Our plan is to have both teams and from what I understand we have pretty good numbers from our freshmen and sophomore classes. I’m just ready to get started.”
The coach is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina and graduated from Cape Fear High School. He played baseball at Methodist University and graduated with a PE degree in 1985. After several seasons of being an assistant at different schools throughout North and South Carolina, he was given the opportunity by North Stokes to be a head coach for the first time in his career.
Principal Nathan Rasey said he’s thrilled to have the coach return and become part of the school’s future.
Athletic director Michael Richardson added, “We had several quality candidates that showed interest in the job, but no one had more experience than coach Sessoms. His work ethic is second to none and he has proven that he can win football games. He has an extreme knowledge and passion for the game and we are excited to welcome him back to North Stokes.”
Robert Money can be reached at 336-749-1193.