Weddington football coach Carson wins award

Weddington High football coach Tim Carson. (Photo by Ashleigh Mock)

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Weddington High head football coach Tim Carson was named the Charlotte Touchdown Club Coach of the Year at the organization’s banquet on Dec. 4.

Carson guided the Warriors to a 10-4 record this past season. Weddington, which advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 3A State Playoffs, finished at 5-2 in the Southern Carolina Conference.

Carson led Weddington to the 2016 Class 3AA State Championship.

The Charlotte Touchdown Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit Sports-Social organization founded in 1990 for the purpose of promoting high school, collegiate, and professional football in the Charlotte, North Carolina Region. At its inception, the Touchdown Club held weekly luncheons generally attended by ten to fifteen representatives from local colleges and the media. Since that time, the Club has grown as well as diversified, boasting a Sponsor Team of over 70 companies.

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Paul Nielsen
Nielsen was a sports writer for what is now the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for nearly 32 years before moving to North Carolina in February 2016. At the Democrat-Gazette, Nielsen's primary responsibility was beat coverage for Rogers High School. Rogers is a Class 7A school located in Northwest Arkansas.
Nielsen, a University of Arkansas graduate, covered the Northwest Arkansas Naturals Minor League Baseball team from 2008-2015. The Naturals are the Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.
Nielsen has experience covering University of Arkansas athletics, including NCAA Tournament basketball games and several football bowl games. He also covered amateur and professional golf tournaments in Northwest Arkansas.
Nielsen lives in Matthews with his wife, Susan. He can be reached at