By Parker Stone, Panhandle News Network Sports

CHARLES TOWN WV.– Washington High School will now have a new face of its football program as Terry Rea was voted for the position of Head Football Coach by the Jefferson County Board of Education.

   New Washington High School Football Head Coach Terry Rea 


Rea spent three total years at Berkeley Springs High School where he first started as the defensive coordinator in 2020. He then rose to his first head coaching job with Berkeley Springs in 2021 which saw him lead Berkeley Springs to a 6-4 record.  

Rea mentioned his reasoning behind taking the Washington High job “My goal was always to be a head coach but my ultimate goal was to be a head coach at the AAA level. I saw an opportunity, did some homework, talked it over with my family, and decided to apply.” 

 Rea was also intrigued with the position because of the competition level in the Eastern Panhandle Athletic Conference (EPAC) 


Coach Rea joins the Patriots after stops previously as an assistant at winning programs Brooke and Weir. Rea highlighted what he wanted to implement in his new program saying “We are going to change the offense and try to spread it out. I’m familiar with Wes Eddie and he will remain our defensive coordinator on staff.” 

 Coach Rea gave love to the place that gave him his first opportunity as a head man in Berkeley Springs as he mentioned the community and fan support behind his team despite a winless season in 2022. “If you’re coming to Berkeley Springs, you need to get the community behind you and the support will be there. Berkeley Springs isn’t the doormat of AA football. These kids can play, have heart, and I love all of these kids even though I am leaving.”