Lance Tucker is ready for a new challenge in the Volunteer State.
Tucker, an Alabama native has been hired as the new head coach at Bartlett replacing Tim Haney who resigned in late November.
In three seasons at Bartlett, Haney posted a 13-18 record and the Panthers made one Class 6A playoff appearance in 2016.
“This is an exciting time for Bartlett High School’s faculty, students, and community,” Bartlett principal Tim Jones said in a press release. “Coach Tucker’s vision aligns perfectly with what we want for our students, community, and football program. He believes in fostering a great school culture and providing an environment for students to learn and grow for their future pursuits.”
Bartlett finished 5-5 last season narrowly missing the playoffs and will head into the 2019 season the losers of 22 consecutive region games.
For the last eight seasons , Tucker was the head coach at his alma mater Fayette County (AL) and led the Tigers to a 76-31 overall record and three runner up finishes (two in 4A in 2015 and 2017 and 2012 in 3A).
The Tigers also won five region titles and made the playoffs all eight years under Tucker.
Before taking over the Fayette County program from his father Waldon in 2011, Tucker led Sipsey Valley in their inaugural varsity season in 2010 as they finished the season at 0-10.
There are currently 16 programs looking for a head coach they are: Antioch, Cleveland, Collierville, East Hamilton, East Hickman, East Robertson, Greeneville, Hillcrest, Hillwood, Nashville Overton, Northeast, Northpoint Christian, Polk County, Tellico Plains, Trousdale County and Waverly
Contact Donovan at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter at Examine_Stew