After just a year and a half as the head coach at Cloudland high school, Scott Potter has resigned his post.
Potter will continue to be the assistant principal at the school.
“I took the job when coach white resigned. It was temporary from the beginning. I’m not sure a lot of people understand the time all these coaches at all levels put in. I have a lot on my plate and don’t have the time it takes to keep the program at the high level that I want and the community deserves,” Potter said.
“The assistant coaches have been the heroes the past few years as they have unselfishly helped me to be able to coach, with the student athletes success as their reward. I know there are some guys that want to be the head coach at Cloudland and will do a great job. I will be around to help but not at the capacity as before.”
In 2019, the Highlanders started the season at 1-4 and Potter took over for then coach Glenn White and Cloudland finished the season 5-2 under Potter as they made the Class 1A playoffs and finished 6-6.
This season, the Highlanders finished 7-5 as they beat Midway in the first round before losing to Oliver Springs in the second round.
“Scott Potter always said he did not want to be the head coach, but he would stabilize the program and put it back on sure footing. He is a man of his word! The program is in excellent shape and ready to make a deep playoff run this year. Scott is still a committed faculty member here at CHS, my assistant principal and right hand. I appreciate his dedication to our program and school community,” Cloudland principal Richard Church said.
Currently 10 schools in Brainerd, Cloudland, Cumberland Gap, Hunters Lane, John Overton, KIPP Academy, Northwest, Obion County, South Pittsburg and Zion Christian are looking for a head coach.
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