Coach Chris Dawson
Coach Dawson graduated from Broughton in 2001 as the school's all-time leader in passing yards, completions, and touchdowns. He went on to play QB at Tulane University. After graduating, Coach Dawson took a job at Gilman School in Baltimore, MD teaching English and coaching football and basketball. During his ten years at Gilman, he coached four players who are currently in the NFL, and the football team consistently finished among the top 25 teams in the nation. In 2015, he served as the assistant head coach for a Gilman team that finished 11th in the country in the USA Today Super 25 Poll.
In June of 2016, Chris returned to his Alma-Mater as the head coach. In his first three seasons at Broughton, Coach Dawson has worked hard to change the culture of the program and make the team more competitive. The Broughton Football Program is moving in a very positive direction including notching its first playoff win in 15 years over Rolesville this past season. Coach Dawson was honored in 2017 with the Semper Fidelis Coach Award presented by the U.S. Marine Corps for his dedication to teaching character. He was also recognized by the Carolina Panthers as a High School Football Coach of the Week in 2018.
Coach Dawson believes that while football is a wonderful game in and of itself, its greatest value is its potential to be used as a tool to help young people grow into adults with the strength of character to change the world for good.