Independence assistant coach Greg Burns has been hired as the new head football coach at Dickson County.
“I’m so thrilled to be the new head football coach at Dickson County high school, since I’m from a small town in the Louisiana it reminded me so much of home and it just felt right,” Burns said. “I can’t wait to get over there start building something special because its a great school with great tradition and all it needs is a little spark to get back to where Dickson County should be and that’s what we’re gonna do starting on Tuesday.”
Burns has coached wide receivers and quarterbacks the last seven years at Independence and was part of the Eagle coaching staff when Independence won the Class 5A state title in 2015 and was the runner up in 2016.
“We are excited that Coach Burns is joining us on the Hill! Our players met him today before the rest of the world knew about it. He has been a part of great success under coach Scott Blade at Independence High School and we know he will bring that mindset to our football program,” Dickson County principal Joey Holley said.
He replaces Randy Murphree who resigned after leading the program the last four seasons.
The Cougars are looking for their first playoff appearance since 2012 and went 8-32 under Murphree.
Dickson County is coming off a 1-9 season and the best season under Murphree came in 2016 and 2018 as they were 3-7 both seasons.
The Cougars will have a six game losing streak heading into the 2020 season.
Currently there are nine schools looking for a head coach they are: Fairley, Fayette Academy, First Assembly Christian, Harding Academy, Hickman County, Union City, Whites Creek, Whitwell and York Institute
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