Athletic Administration


Coach Vernon has been at Northwood for the past 14 years (2009-2020 as the girls varsity basketball coach, 2015-2020 Co-Athletic Director, 2021 Director of Athletics). He has a career coaching record of 242-87 in 12 seasons. Coach Vernon played baseball at Bethany College (WV) and graduated with an education degree in 2005. He received his masters degree in 2009 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He resides in Pittsboro with his wife Christina and their three children Ava (9), Harper (7) and Sully (5). Coach Vernon can be reached at



Ms. Harpham has been the athletic trainer at Northwood for the past 9 years.  She is a nationally certified athletic trainer and licensed by the state of North Carolina.  In 2011, she completed her undergraduate degree in athletic training at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.  In 2013, she completed her masters degree in Exercise and Sports Science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Ms. Harpham can be reached at