Mark Tomlin has been named Interim Head Football Coach of The Apprentice School. The program is coming off its best season (5-5) since 2007 and will kickoff the 2017 season on September 2nd at home against Greensboro College.
Tomlin is entering his seventh year as the Associate Athletic Director for the Apprentice School. Tomlin was a 1986 Apprentice School graduate as a pipefitter apprentice. He played on the football team while as an apprentice and worked in the shipyard upon graduation in various positions including Apprentice Instructor in submarine construction.
He also served the school as Assistant Football Coach from 1986-1994 and Assistant Athletic Director from 1992-96. In that time he was in charge of student government, athletic finances, athletic facilities and was Sports Information Director.
Tomlin left the shipyard in October of 1996 where he went into the teaching profession at St. Vincent High School in Petersburg before moving to Prince George Public Schools. At Prince George, he served as head football coach at Prince George High School for seven years and produced several future Apprentice School football players. Tomlin also taught business and math at Prince George High School before moving into the information technology department in August of 2010.