Will Hudgens couldn’t turn down working for his old high school football coach.
Hudgens has resigned as head football coach at Houston after five seasons and five playoff appearances to become the Offensive Coordinator at St. Benedict where he will be reunited with John Cooley, who coach Hudgens at Ridgeway from 2000 to 2004 including the Class 3A state title in 2002.
“It’s a great opportunity to work with a coach that has had such an influence on my career as a player and a coach,” Hudgens said. “It was hard to leave Houston because they really took a chance on a green coach five years ago when they hired me and I am very appreciative of that.”
The Mustangs were 29-26 under Hudgens as Houston have made 6A playoffs five straight seasons and are coming off a 6-5 season.
Hudgens will take over an offense at St. Benedict that averaged 32.2 points per game as the Saints finished with a 7-4 record, which is the best season for wins since going 12-2 and finishing 1A runner up to DCA back in 1996.
There are 13 schools that are currently looking for a head coach they are: Cannon County, Chester County, Gibbs, Grundy County, Halls, Houston, Humboldt, Jellico, Kingsbury, Memphis East, Scott, Upperman and Volunteer.
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