Orman Meadow has done it all in his 13 years of teaching and coaching at Houston County.
So after Brandon Clark resigned last week to become the outside linebackers coach at Clarksville Northeast under first year coach Chad Watson, it didn’t take Houston County’s long to figure out who needed to lead the Fighting Irish football program.
So Meadow, 38 has been tabbed as the permanent head coach leading the Fighting Irish program forward.
“We are very excited to announce Coach Meadow as our head coach. He has been an assistant for each of our last three coaches. We definitely feel like he is ready for this move in his coaching career,” Houston County Athletic director Ray Busey said.
In his 13 seasons at Houston County, Meadow has been the head coach at Houston County Middle School for three seasons (2005-07), he then returned to became the defensive coordinator of the high school program for three years (2008-10) and for the last six years was the defensive coordinator for the Fighting Irish.
“I am thankful to (Principal) Michael Bass and (AD) Ray Busey for giving me this opportunity to lead the Fighting Irish,” Meadow said.
“I hope to teach these young men to be good football players and men of good character.”
Before coming to Houston County in 2004, Meadow served as an graduate assistant in 2003 at Lambuth, where he also played on the offensive line (1998-2002).
Meadow will have plenty of work to do as the Fighting Irish went winless last season and will go into the 2017 season with an 11 game losing streak with is third behind only Manassas (22) and Loretto (19) in 2A.
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