Doug Greene is coming back to Manchester.
Greene who was an Coffee County assistant football and head baseball coach from 1993 until 1998 was named the new head football coach at Coffee County on Monday.
“We are pleased to welcome Coach Doug Greene back to the Coffee County community. Over coach Greene’s coaching career, he has had success in developing student athletes at virtually every position group,” Coffee County Principal Paul Parsley said. “Coach Greene has a reputation for attention to the fine details of teaching the game, a quality that will serve us well. We can’t wait for him to get started.”
He replaces Ryan Sulkowski who resigned and is the new head football coach and assistant athletic director at Hunt high school (NC).
Despite posting an 11-41 record at Coffee County, Sulkowski led the Red Raiders to back to back Class 6A playoff appearances in 2015 and 2016 and Coffee is coming off a 2-8 season.
“It is exciting to be able to come back to a community where I started as a young coach. It is fun to play and coach where you represent the entire community on Friday night under the lights. This game is about competing together and working together all the while making memories. I still love being a part of that,” Greene said.
Greene was the head coach at Rhea County for two seasons (2011-12) and complied a 3-17 overall record.
Greene also had a nine year tenure as an assistant at Ooltewah, eight seasons as the defensive coordinator (2006-09, 2013-17) and served as the Owls offensive coordinator last season.
He also has college coaching experience as he was the defensive backs coach at West Alabama in 2004 and 2005 and was the special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach at Carson Newman in 2010.
“We are excited for Coach Greene’s return to CHS. He brings experience and an attention to detail to our program. In his previous stint at CHS, Coach Greene was instrumental in building our baseball program and we feel he can use that experience with football,” Coffee County Athletic Director Rebecca Koger said. “We feel he is a good fit for our community and we look forward to Friday nights at Carden-Jarrell under Coach Greene’s leadership.”
There are currently seven programs looking for a head coach they are: Bolton, Cloudland, Hamilton, Kenwood, Manassas, Morristown East an Seymour
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