After a decade as an assistant coach, Preston Scott is ready to run his own football program.
Scott, 36 has been named as the new head football coach at Hunters Lane replacing Thomas McPhail who resigned two months ago.
The last two seasons, Scott was an assistant on Eddie Woods’ staff at Cane Ridge and helped the Ravens posted a 24-3 record which included a Class 6A Runner up finish in 2017.
“For me this is an exciting opportunity to build a program back up. I want to establish a culture of hard work, discipline, and commitment. All the things needed to get back to winning. I would like to thank Coach Woods and staff and the Cane Ridge Administration. I believe my experience there will help me as the head coach,” Scott said.
Scott graduated from MTSU and served six years in the Army before starting his coaching career at Riverdale in 2009.
After coaching at Riverdale for four seasons (2009-12), he served as a middle school assistant at Siegel and JFK Middle before coming to Cane Ridge.
“Hunters Lane High School is proud to announce Preston Scott as our next head football coach,” Hunters Lane principal Susan Kessler said.
“We had a wide range of candidates apply for this position and screened, reviewed resumes and interviewed many of the 37 candidates who applied. Coach Scott rose to the top of the applicant pool in both individual and committee interviews and was unanimously ranked as the top choice as Coach Scott’s experience at Cane Ridge High School, Riverdale High School and middle schools combined with his K-12 teaching experience created the ideal head coach to lead our football program.”
Hunters Lane is coming off a winless 2018 season and McPhail only won three games in his four seasons.
The last playoff appearance for Hunters Lane came back in 2009 as they finished 8-3 and made the Class 6A playoffs but since 2010, the Warriors have posted a 10-82 record in those nine seasons.
There are currently 17 programs looking for a head coach they are: Antioch, Bartlett, Bledsoe County, Cleveland, Collierville, East Hamilton, East Hickman, Fayetteville, Hillcrest, Hillwood, Lipscomb Academy, Melrose, Northeast, Northpoint Christian, Stewarts Creek, Tellico Plains, and Westview
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