Ron Lambert is ready to take on his second Metro Nashville football program head on.
After spending last season at Whites Creek, Lambert has been hired to guide the RePublic football fortunes after they went winless in their first varsity season in 2016.
“We are excited about the leadership, discipline, and experience that Ron will bring to our football program. He has a proven track record of success on the field, and more importantly, preparing his students to succeed in life after high school,” RePublic principal Scott Campbell said.
Lambert replaces Weldon Garlington who was fired with cause after he was arrested and charged with solicitation of a minor in late March.
“I just felt like it was a great opportunity to grow as a teacher and coach and I was impressed during the interview process with Principal Scott Campbell and AD Bethany Copeland as they were very straightforward and transparent with regards to the program and the direction of the school,” Lambert said.
Lambert resigned at Whites Creek, 10 days ago citing a lack of commitment from the administration in building the football program, the Cobras were 1-9 last season as they beat Hunters Lane 19-13 to avoid a winless season.
“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the growing process at Republic and Mr. Campbell was the main reason for my decision and I was impressed with his honesty and I trust we want the same things for our school and kids,” Lambert said.
“The chance to lay the foundation for success is exciting and something I am really looking forward to and we will take our time and build the program the right way. I’m sure we will have challenges but whatever those challenges are, we will not allow them to deter us from our goals.”
Before coming to Whites Creek, Lambert was the most successful coach at Rossview posting a 36-38 overall record and leading the Hawks to three of the school’s six Playoff appearances since the school was built in 2001.
Before coming to Rossview, Lambert had extensive college experience as he was the Defensive Coordinator at Tennessee State (2006-08) and Illinois State (2001-05) as well as coaching as an assistant at Eastern Illinois, Southern Illinois, West Virginia Wesleyan and Wake Forest.
The following three schools are looking for a new head coach: Copper Basin, St. George’s and Whites Creek
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