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SHALLOTTE, NC (WECT) - Less than 24 hours after learning he had been reinstated as the head football coach at West Brunswick high school, Jimmy Fletcher was most looking forward to seeing his kids.
His football kids.
"I'm looking forward to meeting with the team either this [Wednesday] afternoon or tomorrow afternoon." Fletcher said. "I care about my kids so much and that's why I wanted the job because I love my kids, I consider then an extended family."
Fletcher got his kids back after Monday night's Brunswick County School's board meeting in which he was reinstated after his removal from the position on November 29, 2011. The Trojans finished the season with a 4-7 overall record and a 3-3 mark in the Waccamaw Conference.
According to Monday's agenda, the Board went into a closed session to consider personnel matters. Neither Fletcher or Board members would comment on the specifics of the meeting.
When he was removed in November, Fletcher said he was in "total shock," adding "the AD and I had different ideas about the way you run a program." Athletics Director John Floyd declined to comment in November and again Tuesday night.
"We're both grown men." Fletcher said. "It's not like we haven't seen each other in the hallways since then."
As a student counselor at West Brunswick Fletcher has had limited contact with his players, but not as much as he would have liked.
"It was a tough four months, a tough situation for myself and my family but we've had a lot of support which is one reason why I did want to fight it." Fletcher said. "These kids are in my home, they play with my sons and come over and hang out so it's been like losing part of your family."
Fletcher is also the head coach for the East in the North Carolina East-West All-Star Football Game which will be played in July.
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