Concord High principal Carla Black told the Observer that she has hired George Walker as the Spiders' new boys basketball coach.
Walker, a first-time varsity head coach, replaces Scott Brewer. Brewer was 448-158 in 20 years as a head coach at Concord as well as Central Cabarrus and Mount Pleasant. His 2000 Central Cabarrus team won the N.C. 3A state championship. He led Concord to the 2010 3A state final.
Brewer led the Spiders to four straight Western Regional appearances at one time. Brewer was 160-21 in six seasons at Concord.
Walker was an assistant under Brewer during the 2007-08 season and was junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant in the 2011-12 season.
Walker was also an assistant at Concord under former coach Andy Poplin for five seasons, including a 2007 state championship season. Walker's Concord Middle School team once won four conference titles.
Walker was also a student assistant with the Charlotte 49ers from 1998-02 and was athletics director at Concord for five years.
Currently, Walker is an Algebra I teacher at Concord. Black said Walker has been recognized by the district for his students for achieving high growth in Algebra I.