After two seasons, Scott Blair has been relieved of his football coaching duties” at Fayette Ware.
“They relieved me of my coaching duties last Friday,” Blair said. “The administration said they wanted to go in another direction and that’s all I was told.”
Blair posted an 11-11 record and led the Wildcats to back to back playoff appearance making the 3A playoffs in 2016 and the 4A playoffs this season.
“I enjoyed the time I spent there and I want to thank the parents and the kids for all their hard work and while I don’t agree with the decision, I understand its business and will move on to a new challenge,” Blair said.
Before Blair took over at Fayette Ware in 2016, the Wildcat program was arguably the worst football program in the state as they lost 66 straight games that stretched from 2007 to 2014 and since going to the playoffs in 2007, Fayette Ware’s overall record was 5-74.
Fayette Ware broke at the time was the longest losing streak in the state by beating Middle College 34-6 as they finished 1-9 In 2014.
In 2016, the Wildcats went 8-3 and lost to eventual Class 3A runner up Liberty and the eight wins were the most in a year since 1996 when Fayette Ware went 8-6 and made the 4A Semifinals.
The Wildcats are coming off a 3-8 season in which they lost to Crockett County in the 4A playoffs.
There are 14 schools that are currently looking for a head coach they are: Blackman, Cannon County, Ezell Harding, Fayette Ware, Grundy County, Humboldt, Lincoln County, Lookout Valley, Milan, Raleigh Egypt, Rossville Christian, Spring Hill, Upperman and Volunteer
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