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Byrnes football coach leaving for Spartanburg

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Chris Miller speaks into a headset during a Byrnes High School football game. (File/FOX Carolina) Chris Miller speaks into a headset during a Byrnes High School football game. (File/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

After five seasons at Byrnes High School Head Football Coach Chris Miller is leaving to coach at rival Spartanburg High School, officials announced Friday.

Miller began is career at Byrnes in 1981, where he coached football and wrestling. He then moved to Broome High School, and eventually became the assistant football coach at Spartanburg High School in the late 90s. He became head football coach at Byrnes in 2007.

With a record of 114 wins, 43 losses, four state championships and six regional championships, Spartanburg High Athletic Director Hal McManus said he believes Miller is ready for this opportunity.

"I am confident that our football program will be successful, and that our players under Coach Miller's leadership will make us all proud both on the field, in the classroom and as community citizens," McManus said.

Superintendent Scott Turner of Spartanburg District Five, in which Byrnes High School is located, said he wishes him the best at Spartanburg High School.

"Coach Miller will bring integrity, enthusiasm, a wealth of football knowledge and a kind heart to the Spartanburg vikings," Turner said.

Officials said more than 50 people applied for the coaching position.

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