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North Greenville gets new head coach, $6M donation

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The new coach talks about his plans for the football team. (Feb. 7, 2013/FOX Carolina) The new coach talks about his plans for the football team. (Feb. 7, 2013/FOX Carolina)
TIGERVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

North Greenville University announced its biggest single donation in school history along with the school's acquisition of a new head football coach on Thursday.

As part of the college's $25 million GIFT God Capital Campaign, Georgia Roberson donated $6.25 million to the university, the largest single gift in the school's 121-year history.

With Roberson's donation and $25 million raised thus far, the school is now seeking a new goal of $42.7 million, with plans to spend the money on the school's endowment, an indoor athletic and worship center, an academic village, science building renovation, dorm renovations and more.

During Thursday's announcement, the school also announced they hired Jeff Farrington as the new head football coach. Farrington was most recently the defensive coordinator at Virginia Military Institute and has previously coached for Mercer and Furman. 

He replaces Carroll McCray, who left the Crusaders to coach at his alma mater Gardner Webb University after one season in Tigerville.

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