When Barry Harley announced his retirement as Gilbert High School's athletics director back in November, he knew he still wanted to coach. Harley has now found his next job and it's in familiar territory.
Harley is joining the Batesburg-Leesville coaching staff as linebackers coach. He will also teach at the school which is his alma mater.
Harley had been at Gilbert since 2005 after serving in the same capacity at Mid-Carolina High School. He is also a former head coach at West Oak High School and St. John's High School which was his first head coaching gig in 1988.
His first coaching job came in 1981 at Saluda High School which is on the Batesburg-Leesville schedule every year. So Harley will be taking that familiar drive down Highway One to his old school to continue a career which has also seen him serve as an assistant coach in the North-South All-Star Game and Shrine Bowl.