J.D. Overton is ready to explore opportunities outside of coaching football.
After six seasons at Knoxville Halls, Overton has resigned as head football coach to pursue opportunities in education.
“I’ve had a great time at Halls, I want to thank every player that has been in the football program the last six years,” Overton said. “I also want to thank Mr. Duff for allowing me to lead this program the last six years but I’m ready to pursue opportunities in education.”
Overton was hired as the interim head coach at Halls in 2012 and became the head coach permanently in 2013 and led the Red Devils to a 25-41 overall record during that time.
Despite the overall record, the Red Devils have made three consecutive Class 5A playoff appearances going 21-15 the last three seasons.
In fact, Halls is only one of four 5A teams to win three consecutive first round playoff games joining Beech, Hillsboro and Henry County.
The Red Devils are coming off a 6-6 record as they lost to South Doyle in the second round this year.
The following 12 schools are looking for a new head coach: Bolton, Copper Basin, David Crockett, DCA, Dobyns Bennett, Houston, Knoxville Halls, Memphis East, Powell, RePublic, Richland and Westwood
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