Meet Our 2021 Fall Sport Coaches

  • Football Coaching Staff Spotlight

Varsity Head Coach: Keith Boyd

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Keith Boyd

Hello! My name is Keith Boyd, and I am a proud to be a part of the Panther Nation. I earned my Elementary and Physical Education Degree at East Carolina University. I am entering my 25th year of teaching, and I have had teaching experience at both the middle and high school level. Northside has been my home for the past 23 years. I have coached football, girls and boys basketball, softball and baseball and also served as Athletic Director. My most recent accomplishment was having the pleasure of leading and coaching our football team to the state championship last season. In my spare time, I enjoy spending my family and playing golf. I am very excited about what the upcoming football season brings with a great group of talented young men. I am also looking forward to watching some college football with our Panther alumni at ECU, Louisburg, and Barton. It’s a great day to be a Panther!

JV Head Coach: Carter Boyd

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Carter Boyd

Hello! My name is Carter Boyd, and I am former Panther alumni. I graduated in 2020, and I am currently dually enrolled at BCCC and ECU. I am majoring in nursing. I played football, basketball and baseball all four years as a Panther. This will be my second year helping to coach football, baseball and basketball at Northside. I enjoy playing golf and spend time on the beach. I am looking forward to being the head JV football coach and about what our players have to offer this year.

 

I am very excited about what the upcoming football season brings with a great group of talented young men.


  • 2020-2021 D1 Football State Championship Runner Up

Assistant Coach: Jared Adams

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Jared Adams

Assistant Coach Jared Adams has worked at Northside High School since 2013, and has been the school's Athletic Director since 2019. He is the head coach for Varsity Boys Basketball & Varsity Golf and assists with JV and Varsity Football. Adams attended ECU where he earned his BS and Masters of Education with concentrations in Physical Education and Pedagogy as well as Math Education. At ECU he played on the Golf Club Team and was an active participant in the Kinesiology Majors Club.

Assistant Coach: Jaronte Johnson

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Jaronte Johnson

Jaronte Johnson works as a Behavior Tech for the K-5 ALP classroom at John Cotten Tayloe. He graduated from Washington High School and has been working with Beaufort County Schools for 4yrs now and I been helping coach for 7yrs.

Assistant Coach: Jason Adams

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Jason Adams

Hello! My name is Jason Adams. I have been at Northside High School since the Fall of 2016. I am a Teacher’s Assistant in the Adaptive Exceptional Children’s Program. I am a native to Beaufort County. I have had the privilege to coach at Northside. I have been an assistant coach in football, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball. I have been JV Boys basketball head coach the past two seasons. I love spending time with family, fishing, watching sports, and attempting to play golf. I look forward to another great season of Panther Football. 

Assistant Coach: Parker Boyd

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Parker Boyd

Hello! My name is Parker Boyd, and I am a former Panther alumni. I graduated in 2018, and I am currently attending ECU. I am majoring in Elementary Education. I played football, basketball and baseball all four years while attending Northside. This will be my third year helping to coach football at Northside. I also coached baseball at Northeast Elementary. I enjoy fishing and watching any type of sports that I can. I am looking forward to another fantastic season with our Panthers.


  • Cheerleading Coaching Staff Spotlight

Head Coach: Kristin Vansant

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Kristin Vansant

My name is Kristin Vansant, and I am excited to be one of your new cheer coaches. I began dancing at a young age and continued to dance in High School. I attended both Auburn University and East Carolina University where I earned a degree in Finance and my teaching certificate.  I have been at Northside since 2016 and teach Microsoft courses. My husband, Ashley, and I have three sons, Sam (18), Gus (15), and Max (14). Sam attended Northside High School, where he played football, basketball, and baseball. Gus and Max both play football, basketball, and golf. When I'm not coaching, my family and I enjoy boat rides, the outdoors,  and Auburn football. 

Assistant Coach: Caryn Vaughan

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Caryn Vaughan

I’m Caryn Vaughan and I currently teach English II and English III at NHS!! This is my 5th year in the Panther Den and I am a proud member of Panther Nation! I am excited to coach our 2021-2022 Varsity and Junior Varsity cheerleaders alongside my “teacher bestie”, Kristin Vansant!

I began cheer as a very young girl in rec league and fell in love with the sport! I was hooked from my first “Let’s go!” and halftime routine! Participating in cheer helped me develop life skills in leadership, collaboration, conflict management, and perseverance. Cheer opened doors for me in musical theater, public speaking, and ultimately...education! I developed confidence, reliability, and a healthy personal image. I look forward to helping our Panther Cheerleaders develop their own personal skills, confidence, and dedication to each other and our sports teams. We will continue our tradition of support and spirit as we cheer on our athletic teams!

 

We wear our black, silver, and white with pride, dignity, and class. We win every time we stand together and give it our very best!! Success is built on strong foundations laid by teamwork, dedication, and a willingness to learn and grow!!


  • Volleyball Coaching Staff Spotlight

Head Coach: Michelle Leathers

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Michelle Leathers

My name is Michelle Leathers. I am a native of Pantego, North Carolina and graduate of Northside High School. I played college basketball at Louisburg Junior college and the University Of Kansas. I am the head coach for girl’s volleyball. I have been teaching in the district for 13 years. I have been coaching high school volleyball for 7 years. I coached middle school volleyball for a year and assisted on the middle school level for a year all at Northeast Elementary. In the 7 years of coaching high school volleyball, we have made 6 runs for the 1A state playoffs. In the third year, we were two games away from the 1A state championship.

 

My saying has always been STILL STANDING STILL STRONG!

Assistant Coache: Isiah Russell

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Isiah Russell

My assistant coach, Ms. Russell is a native of Pantego, North Carolina with Volunteering experience with the Belhaven Rec Department. She is a Northside graduate. 

 

M.I.N.D.S.E.T is everything’ !


  • Cross Country & Track Coaching Staff Spotlight

Head Coach: Kevin Braddy

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Kevin Braddy

I’m Kevin Braddy. I am a Northside High School 1996 graduate entering my 7th year teaching here at NHS. I love the school, students and my coworkers.  I am excited to join the Cross Country coaching staff and look forward to an exciting year.  In my free time I like to bowl, fish and golf.  I love to meet new people, try new things and experience what life brings me. 

 

“The first step is the hardest”

Assistant Coach: Ole Robinett

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Ole Robinett

Ole Robinett joins the Cross Country team as a former high school runner, and competitive runner for the United States Army. Robinett ran all four years of his high school career, earning a full scholarship based on his talents.  Robinett then joined the Army where he ran competitively.  He has 6 years of Cross Country coaching experience and is excited to join the Panther coaching staff.

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