Scott Smith spent last season as the offensive coordinator at Morristown West, now he will take over the Grundy County football program.
Smith, a Tennessee coaching veteran will replace Casey Tate who was suspended indefinitely after five Grundy County football players were charged with attempted and aggregated rape on the victim who was identified as a freshman football player last October.
Grundy County will be the ninth program that Smith has led as he was the head coach at Greenbrier (1989-90), Ezell Harding (1999-2003), Independence (2004-06), Science Hill (2007-09),
Moore County (2010-13), Warren County (2014) Franklin County (2015-16) and was hired at Glencliff last March but resigned in June due to health concerns and never coached a game.
He then was hired to coordinate the Morristown West offense this year.
Smith’s overall coaching record is 148-88 and he led Ezell to the Class 1A state championship in 2001 and he also started the Independence football program back in 2004.
“I am excited to be back in Middle Tennessee and being the head coach at Grundy County,” Smith said via press release. “Last year, I decided to step away from head coaching and just to be an assistant coach, but found that my fire and passion was still there for being a head coach.”
The following 16 schools are looking for a new head coach: Cannon County, Chester County, Gibbs, Gordonsville, Halls, Humboldt, Houston, Jellico, KIPP Academy, Kingsbury, Memphis East, Ooltewah, Scott, Upperman, Red Bank and Volunteer.