After 14 seasons of being involved with the Macon County football program including the last five seasons as the head football coach, Nathan Wilson has resigned at his alma mater and will join the Gallatin football staff as an assistant coach.
“I’m proud of the success we were able to enjoy in Macon County and am forever grateful to the players, coaches, and staff that made it all possible. We were able to earn achievements that were new to MCHS and I wish the program much success in the future. I have been honored to coach some outstanding young men through my 14 years in Macon County,” Wilson said.
”Players have to be the focus of any successful program. I encourage everyone to support the team unconditionally and continue to build. I will forever cherish the lessons from my experience in Macon County. I hope to see great things accomplished by every current and future Tiger. It was time for me to make a move and I’m at peace with the decision. I’m excited about the opportunity I have been given at Gallatin. I look forward to working with the students and faculty of Gallatin High School and contributing to the school and football program in a positive way.”
Wilson complied a 29-25 record in his five year tenure in Lafayette as the Tigers made the Class 4A playoffs three times (2014, 2016 and 2017) as Macon County is coming off 7-4 season that saw them lose in the first round.
The best season that Macon had under Wilson was in 2016 when they went 9-3 and beat Clarksville Northwest for the school’s first playoff win since 2003 when they went to the 3A semifinals.
Besides coaching football, Wilson also served as an assistant principal at the school.
“Coach Wilson has been head football coach at Macon County High for the past five seasons where he has taken the Tigers to the TSSAA playoffs three out of five years. Nathan brought stability and pride back to the Macon County High football program and he will leave it in better shape than it was when he became head coach five years ago,” Director of Macon County schools Tony Boles said.
Before becoming the head coach at Macon County, he was an assistant coach for the Tigers for four seasons (2004-07) before taking over the Macon County junior high program for six years.
The following four schools are looking for a new head coach: Forrest, Macon County, St. George’s and Whites Creek
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