Eight days after Nick Markle was named the new head football coach at Union City, Munford principal Courtney Fee had a coach in mind to take over the Cougar program.
And he was already in the building.
On Wednesday, Fee named Cougar Defensive Coordinator Slade Calhoun as the next Munford football boss.
He replaces Markle complied a 27-17 overall record in four seasons at Munford and led the Cougars to three consecutive Class 5A playoff appearances (2017-19).
The Cougars are coming off a 7-4 season as they made the 5A playoffs losing to Clarksville in the first round.
Calhoun has served as the Cougar defensive coordinator for the last two seasons and has extensive defensive coordinator experience in the Memphis area.
“I am in a really fortunate position. I have a great relationship with a very supportive administration and a very hard working and loyal coaching staff already in place. I get the opportunity to continue coaching some tremendous young men that are very dedicated and hardworking,” Calhoun said.
He has served as a defensive coordinator at Brighton (2007-10), Kirby (2014), Germantown (2015) and Munford the last two years.
Munford will be Calhoun’s second head coaching gig as he was the head man at Haywood for two seasons (2011 and 2012) and the Tomcats were 4-16 in his tenure.
Calhoun, 41, started his coaching career in Kentucky with assistant coaching tenures at Rockcastle County (1999-2002) and Pulaski Southwestern in (2003) and he also served as an assistant coach at Brighton in 2013 and at Ridgeway for two years (2016 and 2017).
Currently there are six schools looking for a head coach they are: Fairley, Fayette Ware, Shelbyville, Whites Creek, Whitwell and York Institute
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