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Answering a higher calling
His faith led Scott Jones to leave L-E for post at Ben Lippen
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SCOTT JONES WORKS WITH the offensive linemen at a spring practice session at Lugoff-Elgin High School this past May. The winningest head football coach in school history retired to take a coaching and teaching position at Ben Lippen Christian School in Columbia.
It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.As he and many other high school football coaches do during the summer, Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Scott Jones was spending one of his “working vacation” days atop a lawn mower, cutting the grass at the school’s football stadium and practice field. There was nothing unusual about that.Suddenly, however, Jones’ cell phone rang and it was his friend, Don Frost, the head football coach at Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville, on the other end. The rest of the story starts to tell the tale of how Jones went from being a multi-tasker at the West Wateree school to venturing to a new opportunity.“Don called me up and said, ‘What are you doing?’” Jones said in recalling that conversation which took place a few weeks ago.