A month to the day that Lamar Brown formally accepted the Knoxville West football job, Morristown West has their new head football coach in place.
On Friday, Morristown West officially promoted Trojan offensive coordinator Alvin Sanders, 35 to head football coach replaces Brown.
“We have hired a great coach who is an even better person and coach Sanders does an excellent job of building relationships with the students and parents,” Morristown West athletic director Calvin Decker said. “He has always brought some exciting ideas to our football program.”
Sanders inherits a successful program that made the 5A Quarterfinals this season and finished the year 10-3 and have made the playoffs 16 of the previous 17 seasons (2011 being the only exception).
In fact, the Trojans are coming off back to back 10-3 years in which they made the 5A Quarterfinals both seasons.
“I am very excited and humbled to have this opportunity. I am very emotion right now from the standpoint of the support of the faculty and staff, administration, and most importantly the kids. We will continue teach young men setting their goals high, living with integrity, discipline and by paying the price one can achieve tremendous success,” Sanders said.
Brown led the Morristown West program the last nine years and complied a 71-35 record as the Trojans made the 5A playoffs eight seasons and won 10 or more games three times (2011, 2015 and 2016).
Before coming to Morristown West, Sanders was an assistant coach at Washington County (GA) high school as well as his Alma mater Carson Newman.
There are currently 11 programs looking for a head coach they are: Loudon, Northpoint Christian, Ravenwood, Hillsboro, Middle College, Whitwell, Clarksville Northeast, Rossview, Creek wood, Grace Christian Academy and Brainerd.
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