Mark Kirk has retired after 41 years in coaching and Chris McGee will direct Overhills in football.
Kirk will be returning to his home in Bedford, Pa., after coaching all over the country.
His son-in-law, K.J. Starr, has taken a position at Fuquay-Varina.
“I’ll have a place to stay,” Kirk said. “I plan to come back and see Overhills.”
McGee worked with Jaguars quarterbacks last season after head coaching stints at Pasquotank and Camden.
Overhills was 4-6 overall and 2-6 in the Patriot Athletic 4-A/3-A Conference in 2018. Quarterback Zion Gilliam is at Emory and Henry in Emory, Va., after throwing for 738 yards and eight touchdowns for the Jaguars as a senior in 2018.
McGee’s father was the late Jerry McGee, former football coach and athletic director at Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City. Chris McGee’s uncle is former Duke player, coach and athletic director Mike McGee.
The younger McGee had an 18-8 record in 2014 and 2015 with two 1-AA playoff appearances at Camden. He had records of 5-5 and 3-8 at Pasquotank in 2016 and 2017.
He becomes the fourth football coach at Overhills, following Tim Karrs, Rodney Barr and Kirk.