Pulaski County named Stephen James as its head football coach on Tuesday.

James spent the past nine seasons at Fort Chiswell High School. The Pioneers finished with a school-record 12 wins in 2013 and a state semifinal appearance.

Fort Chiswell had a 49-14 record the past five seasons.

James takes over for Todd Jones, who resigned in March after four seasons at Pulaski.

James is an Emory & Henry College graduate. He played three years of football and four years of baseball at Emory & Henry. James will teach physical education and health at Pulaski.