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Cloudland Promotes Assistant to Top Post

Cloudland Promotes Assistant to Top Post

Two months after Mike Lunsford announced his retirement at Cloudland, the school has found his successor.


Glenn White, an assistant for the Highlanders the last two seasons was announced as the new coach this morning.


“It’s a great blessing to be named the new head football coach here at Cloudland,” White said. We have had back to back nine win seasons and the kids are so hard working that we plan to continue having successful years here.”


The Cloudland job will be the fourth head coaching job for White after tenures at Unicoi County (2014-16), Happy Valley (1995-97) and Gordonsville (1989-91).


“Coach White is one of the finest people you would ever meet. He will be a true asset as Cloudland’s head football coach. He has a hard work ethic and he leads by example. He will not ask others to do what he is not willing to do himself. We are blessed to have him on our staff,” Cloudland Principal Lisa Benfield said.


He led Unicoi County, his alma mater to a Class 3A playoff appearance in 2015 and had his best success while at Happy Valley as they made back to back playoff appearances in 3A in 1996 and in 2A in 1997.


Happy Valley had an undefeated regular season and made the 2A Quarterfinals finishing 12-1 in 1997.


“I am very thankful to be able to get another chance to run another program and I’m looking forward to working hard with the players,” White said.


The Highlanders are coming off back to back 9-3 seasons and Lunsford led Cloudland to a 159-53 record in his time at Cloudland.

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


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