August 18, 2019

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Clarksville Academy Names New Football Coach

Clarksville Academy Names New Football Coach

J.D. Sellers got a coaching offer he couldn’t refuse and is heading back to his home state of Georgia.

Sellers resigned at Clarksville Academy after leading the program the last two seasons and Clarksville Academy wasted little time finding his replacement.

John Crosby, the defensive coordinator the last two seasons has been elevated to head coach.

“A lot has happened in the last 24 hours and its been really hectic but after the school offered me the job, I sat down with my wife and we decided that Clarksville Academy is definitely where we want to be,” Crosby said.

Sellers wouldn’t name the Georgia school he is heading to but he has accepted an assistant coach’s position.

“I had a great time here at Clarksville Academy and it was really hard to leave but the offer in Georgia is one my family can’t turn down so its very bittersweet,” Sellers said.

This will be Crosby’s first head coaching job after being an assistant at Clarksville Academy (2017-18) and spending 11 years at Nashville Christian (2006-16).

Despite a 5-18 overall record in Sellers’ two year tenure at Clarksville Academy, the Cougars made the Division II-A playoffs both seasons.

“We are extremely excited about naming John Crosby as our next head football at Clarksville Academy. Coach Crosby has been instrumental in the success we have had on the football field but most importantly the impact he has made on our school community and student athletes. He has proven over the last two years that he is a great fit to lead our football program. I look forward to working with John as our head football coach. Exciting things to come with Clarksville Academy football,” Clarksville Academy Athletic Director Jake Peterson said.

There are currently six programs looking for a head coach they are: BGA, Bolivar, Bolton, Cocke County, Haywood, Manassas and MLK Prep

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