Pending passing a background check with Sumner County Schools, Chad Watson has been hired as the new head football coach at Gallatin.
He replaces Mark Williams who resigned last month after leading the Green Wave to a 40-37 record and five Class 5A playoff appearances (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018) in seven years at the helm.
“We are excited to have Coach Watson joining our school and community and taking the reins of our football program. We believe Coach Watson will bring a new level of excitement to the program. Not only is he a good football coach, he is a quality teacher and will be a good mentor for our young men,” Gallatin principal Ron Becker said.
“He has a plan to create a culture of hard work and to build confidence in our players that will lead to success in all areas: classroom, field, and in life. Coach Watson made it clear that he wants to be at GHS and will work tirelessly to reenergize our community and fans and to get our football program back to the level that they are used to in the past. If all goes as planned, Coach Watson will be joining our faculty as soon as possible this winter. He has to clear the county background check and complete his obligation to Montgomery County and then he will be on staff with our students and student athletes.”
The Gallatin job will be Watson’s third head coaching job as he served as the head coach at Clarksville Northeast the last two seasons and led them to a 10-11 record.
He was also the head coach in 2012 at Lancaster Christian and posted a 4-7 record there.
“I’m extremely excited for the opportunity to be Head Coach at Gallatin High School. I truly believe that they have everything that you need in order to build a championship-level football program starting with the young men of GHS, the support from the administration, the facilities, and the long-standing tradition that is Gallatin. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I couldn’t not take a shot at. I am beyond grateful and extremely excited to get to work with the Green Wave football program,” Watson said.
There are currently 17 programs looking for a head coach they are: Antioch, Bartlett, Bledsoe County, Collierville, East Hamilton, East Hickman, Fayetteville, Hillcrest, Hillwood, Hunters Lane, Lipscomb Academy, Melrose, Northeast, Northpoint Christian, Stewarts Creek, Tellico Plains and Westview
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