Glenn White will now have a full year to make a difference at Unicoi County.
White, the longtime offensive line coach for the Blue Devils took over the program on an interim basis after Robert McElwee resigned after four games of last season.
Although the Blue Devils went 0-6 in White’s time as interim head coach, but progress was made and White will be the new head coach for Unicoi going into the 2015 season.
“Unicoi County High School is excited to have Glenn White as our head football coach, Unicoi County Principal Chris Bogart said.
” Coach White is a former player and understands the tradition of Unicoi County Football and we feel he is the right man to lead us forward as we try to build our program.
His experience as a Head Coach and an assistant coach for over 20 years have prepared him to lead our program.
Evans Hired at Claiborne County
Jerton Evans has been hired as the new head football coach at Claiborne County.
Evans, who recently served as the defensive coordinator at nearby Cumberland Gap takes the reins after Barry Liles retired after leading the program the last 12 years.
“Jerton is a first-class individual, educator, and football coach who will establish a strong football foundation for Claiborne High School,” Claiborne County Principal Jody Goins said.
“Jerton will lead the Claiborne High School football program with integrity, intensity, and excitement generated from a fast-paced offense and aggressive defense. Claiborne High School welcomes Jerton and his family to the Bulldog family.”
Claiborne County are coming off a 2-8 season in 2014 but made great strides under Liles in his 12 years in charge of the program.
Before Liles became the head coach, the Bulldogs had never been to the playoffs under Liles, the program made four appearances in the playoffs (2005, 2006, 2010 and 2011) and his overall record wad 51-72.
The Bulldogs best seasons were in 2006 and 2010 when they were 8-3 both years.
Summertown Hires Leslie Mote To Lead Football Program
After Jake White was let go as the head coach of the Summertown program, the Eagles now have a new head coach to lead them into their first varsity season in 2015.
Leslie Mote who was the head football coach at most recently at Goodpasture has been selected as the new head coach.
“I’m excited to be able to lead Summertown as we begin the first season of varsity football,” Mote said.
“The people in Summertown seem to be excited and ready to go. It will be unique the first year or so because of the lack of football facilities, but it will be fun to be able to develop some traditions. It also will be great to watch these boys develop through the game of football.”
Summertown played a freshman and junior varsity schedule the last two seasons and will join region 4-1A play in 2015.
This will be Mote’s fourth head coaching job as he coached at Columbia Academy (1998-2008), Alabama Christian (AL, 2011-12) and Goodpasture (2013-14) and his overall coaching record is 69-86.
Currently there are 15 schools looking for a head coach, they are: East Robertson, Cane Ridge, Cleveland, Grundy County, Christian Brothers, Chattanooga Central, Jellico, Creekwood, Antioch, Sequatchie County, Cheatham County, Volunteer, Whites Creek, Powell and Germantown as schools on the market for a new head coach.
Amandi To Chose Between Tennessee and LSU
Nashville Overton defensive back Ugo Amandi who recently decommitted from Ole Miss will choose his college destination on Tuesday he announced on Twitter recently.
Dec. 30 I will make my announcement between Tennessee and LSU, Amandi tweeted recently.
Amandi (5-10,185) recently decommited from Ole Miss after commiting to the Rebels back in March.
Amandi, shutdown type cornerback wasn’t tested much during the season as he registered only 25 tackles, five pass breakup and two interceptions on the year.
Which ever school Amandi picks he will enroll for the spring semester as he recently graduated from Overton.
He also hinted via twitter that Hillsboro defensive end Kyle Phillips will be joining him as a package deal.
Phillips’ final three schools are Tennessee, LSU and Ole Miss.
Speaking of LSU, the Tigers led by the Tennessee recruiting efforts of defensive coordinator John Chavis are also in the hunt for Maryville defensive end Dylan Jackson.
Jackson recently decommited from Tennessee and is deciding between LSU and Stanford.
Chavis was on hand for the Class 6A state title tilt between Maryville and Ravenwood, a 35-34 overtime win for the Rebels.
Anderson Headed To Ivy League
Knoxville Catholic wide receiver/safety Jordan Anderson is going to the Ivy League.
Anderson (6-3, 205) has committed to Brown University according to his twitter account.
Officially committed to further my education and play football at Brown University, Anderson tweeted.
Anderson chose the Bears over another Ivy League school Princeton.
He is the 48th commitment in the Volunteer State in the class of 2015 joining Science Hill athlete Malik McGue (Army), Father Ryan safety Andrew Rector (Vanderbilt), Friendship Christian offensive lineman Andrew Wood (Navy), MBA offensive lineman Chad Mitchell (Mercer), Lavergne wide receiver Quin Jernighan (Western Kentucky), Farragut Offensive lineman Nathan Gilliam (Wake Forest), Wilson Central safety Wes Roundtree (Wofford), Melrose Athlete Ke’von Hall (Georgia State), Brentwood Academy defensive back Aaquil Annorr (Furman), Oakland defensive back George Gbesee (Wofford), Station Camp tight end Kyle Anderton (Vanderbilt), Hillsboro running back Vincent Perry (Tennessee), Hillsboro wide receiver Juwan Davis (Austin Peay), Trezevant running back Jamal Jones (Arkansas State), Oakland defensive back Tyler Black (Tennessee State), Knoxville West linebacker Noah Hoxie (Air Force), Giles County defensive back Cameron Ordway (Ole Miss), Independence running back Dom Childress (Navy), Maryville quarterback Tyler Vaught (Air Force), Ridgeway tight end Marquette Murdoch (SE Missouri State), Nashville Christian offensive lineman Alex Givens (Ole Miss), MUS offensive lineman Drew Richmond (Ole Miss), Hillsboro quarterback Michael Hughes (Tennessee State), Ravenwood wide receiver Van Jefferson (Georgia), Whitehaven linebacker Joshua McMillon (Alabama), East Literature athlete Lennox McAfee (Wofford), Ensworth defensive back Rico McGraw (Alabama), Centennial wide receiver Emanuel Hall (Missouri), Knoxville Webb Linebacker Brant Mitchell (Georgia Tech), Southwind defensive end John McDougle (Memphis), MUS defensive end Peyton Jones (Memphis), Oakland linebacker Josh Smith (Vanderbilt), Franklin kicker/punter Corey Fatony (Missouri), Oakland tight end Kyle Oliver (Tennessee), Notre Dame Athlete Kareem Orr (Louisville), South Doyle running back Joc Bruce (Tennessee), Columbia tight end Jackson Harris (Georgia), Knoxville West running back Nathan Cottrell (Georgia Tech), Baylor quarterback Nick Tiano (Mississippi State), Memphis Central Athlete Deddrick Thomas (Mississippi State), Signal Mountain offensive lineman Harrison Moon (Mississippi State), Ridgeway defensive tackle Elontae Bateman (Arkansas State), Ridgeway running back Earl Harrison (Arkansas State), Melrose Safety Tony Pollard (Memphis), Blackman Athlete Jauan Jennings (Tennessee), Ensworth defensive back Donovan Sheffield (Vanderbilt), Oakland offensive lineman Jack Jones (Tennessee), Beech long snapper Riley Lovingood (Tennessee) and Coalfield offensive lineman Zack Stewart (Tennessee).
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