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Dean Boyd Returns to Coach Cougar Football

Dr. Dean Boyd returns to his alma mater to take on head coaching roles at York Comprehensive High School

York School District 1 and York Comprehensive High School excitedly extend an offer to Dr. Dean Boyd to serve as the Cougar Head Football Coach. 


Boyd, a York Comprehensive High School graduate, will return to York after serving 22 years as head coach and athletic director for Marlboro County High School where his teams won two state championships, nine region championships, and boast two undefeated seasons.


“We are extremely excited to welcome Dean Boyd back to York where his football career began,” said York Comprehensive High School Athletic Director Joey Moore.  “As a member of the senior class who voted to adopt the cougar mascot, Dr. Boyd is passionate about instilling a sense of team pride.  Under Dr. Boyd’s leadership, we are confident that our players will succeed on and off the field as they proudly represent our community.”


Boyd’s career is filled with local, state, and national honors. He received the Winthrop University Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2002, placed third in the 2001 Sporting News’ National Coach of the Year, and was runner-up in the USA Today/CBS Early Show Most Caring Coach award in 2000.  He has been named Region Coach of the Year ten times. He was the head football coach of the North/South All-Star game in 2015 and will be head coach in the 2019 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.


Coach Boyd also serves in multiple state professional organizations including the South Carolina Athletic Administrators’ Association and the South Carolina Strength Coaches’ Association.  He is a member of the National Football Coaches’ Association, National Strength Coaches’ Association, and the South Carolina High School Coaches’ Association.


Dr. Boyd received his Doctor of Education degree from Nova Southeastern University in the area of Child and Youth Studies. He also has a Master of Arts in Sport Science from the United States Sports Academy and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Winthrop University.


Dr. Boyd is married to Leigh Sherer Boyd, also formerly of York. The couple has two daughters, Katie and Susan.