When Joe Campbell was hired at Loudon two years ago, the Redskins were coming off an undefeated regular season, a 13-1 record and a trip to the Class 4A semifinals in 2014.
Two years and a 3-17 overall record, Campbell finds himself out of a job as he has been fired as the Redskin boss.
“I didn’t resign, I was told that they wanted to take the football program in a different direction,” Campbell said.
“I loved the team and I am proud of how hard they worked week in and week out, the last two seasons.”
Phone calls and emails to Loudon principal Cheri Parrish and Athletic Director Ronnie Roberts seeking comment on Campbell went unanswered.
Loudon is coming off a 1-9 season as heavy graduation losses and injuries made the Redskins last two seasons forgettable.
The next coach will try to get the Redskins back on the winning get track as Loudon are the winners of three state titles in the school’s history in Class AA in 1969, 1974 and 1975.
Before coming to Loudon, Campbell complied a 22-24 record at nearby Midway as he led the Green Wave to three consecutive Class 1A Playoff appearances (2012-14).
The Green Wave’s best season under Campbell came in 2013 when they went 9-4 and made the 1A Quarterfinals.
There are currently 12 programs looking for a head coach they are: Loudon, Northpoint Christian, Ravenwood, Hillsboro, Middle College, Morristown West, Whitwell, Clarksville Northeast, Rossview, Creek wood, Grace Christian Academy and Brainerd.
Brentwood OL Cole Mabry commits to Notre Dame
When Chip Long was the offensive coordinator at Memphis, he started heavily recruiting Brentwood high offensive lineman Cole Mabry.
Then Long became the offensive coordinator at Notre Dame and the recruitment of Mabry continued.
Mabry (6-6, 275) continued the success of Notre Dame in the Class of 2018 as he became the ninth commitment already for the Fighting Irish.
“Cole was really blown away by Notre Dame because of the history and what football and a degree really means from there,” Brentwood coach Ron Crawford.
“He’s a very hard working kid that is a first one in and one of the last ones to leave and we are excited for him.”
Mabry chose the Fighting Irish over offers from Cincinnati, Colorado State, Indiana and Memphis.
He also becomes the sixth in state commitment in the Class of 2018 joining Knoxville Catholic offensive lineman Cade Mays (Tennessee), Franklin offensive lineman Max Wray (Georgia), Coffee County athlete Alontae Taylor (Tennessee), Brentwood Academy linebacker Jack Sirmon (Washington) and Southwind defensive end Jordan Davis (Alabama).
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