The East Nashville football program will be under new leadership in 2020.
Brian Waite who led the Eagle program for the last decade was informed yesterday that he had been fired as head football coach.
“As of yesterday at 2:51 pm, I was informed that the Administration is going in a “different direction” with the football program,” Waite said.
“It has been an honor and pleasure to serve as the head football coach of East Nashville Magnet for the past 10 years. I am certainly proud of the work done here at East. It was a delight to send many young men to college, compete at a high level, and build relationships with a great group of young men that will last forever.”
In the decade of running the East Nashville program, Waite led the Eagles to a 62-51 overall record and they made eight Class 3A playoff appearances (2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019) including seven in a row.
The Eagles are coming off a 9-3 season that ended in a second round playoff exit at the hands of region rival Pearl Cohn.
The best season that East Nashville had under Waite was 10-2 in 2018, in the eight playoff appearances, East Nashville won first round playoff games in 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
“Coach Waite has been a part of building a solid football program here at East. In projecting the future of our athletic program however, we have decided to move in a different direction, and wish him the very best in his future coaching endeavors,” East Nashville Principal Jamie Jenkins said.
Currently there are seven schools looking for a head coach they are: East Nashville, Fairley, Fayette Ware, Shelbyville, Whites Creek, Whitwell and York Institute
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