Atlee Pond will take on a new responsibility for the East Robertson football program in 2019.
After six years including the last four seasons as the Indians defensive coordinator, Pond has been promoted to be the new leader of the East Robertson program.
Pond, 33 was named the Indian head coach this morning and replaces Chad Broadrick who resigned in January to become the defensive coordinator at Gallatin.
“I feel very blessed and thankful for the opportunity to be named the Head Coach at East Robertson High School. Im excited about my new role as head coach and plan to bring passion, energy and enthusiasm into every aspect of our program,” Pond said.
“We have a great group of kids who have an opportunity to take our program to a New Level. We return multiple starters on both sides of the football. I’m very proud of our kids and how they have handled this time of transition. They have worked hard in the weight room all offseason and have came together as a team. I’d like to thank the community for all the support they have shown me and my family throughout this process.”
East Robertson is coming off their first playoff appearance since 2009 and the Indians finished the year with a 5-6 record after losing to Tyner in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs.
In four seasons under Broadrick, the Indians were 13-28 overall but they improved every year going from 2-8 in both 2015 and 2016 to 4-6 in 2017 and 5-6 last season.
There are currently eight programs looking for a head coach they are: Bolton, Cloudland, Coffee County, Hamilton, Kenwood, Manassas, Morristown East an Seymour
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