After parting ways with Kraig Campbell after four seasons last month, Ezell-Harding went to Oregon to find the new leader of its football program.
Dustin McGee who led Santiam (OR) high school to a Class 2A runner up finish this season has been named the new head coach at the small Christian school in Antioch.
“The Ezell-Harding Christian School family is blessed to have a man of Coach McGee’s character, talent, and dedication to the Lord,” Ezell Harding President Dr. Lindsey Judd said.
“He will make an immediate impact on our students and community as both a coach and teacher. We are thrilled that he will be joining our Ezell-Harding family.”
According to Judd, McGee was chosen from over 60 resumes from candidates from 10 different states.
McGee replaces Campbell who spent the last four seasons at Ezell Harding and led the Eagles to back to back Division II-A Playoff appearances in 2015 and 2016 but Ezell went 2-8 this season and missed the playoffs.
McGee was 22-11 in his three seasons at Santiam which included back to back 2A playoff appearances in 2016 and 2017 and the 11-2 record this season was the best finish for Santiam since 1994.
Before going to Santiam, a public school in Mill City, Oregon, McGee served as an assistant football coach and head Baseball coach at Rison high school (AR).
“I’m excited about this great opportunity to be a part of the family at Ezell-Harding,” McGee said. “My wife and I have enjoyed our time in Oregon, but look forward to moving closer to family and friends in Tennessee. I can’t wait to get on campus and get to work with the great people at Ezell.”
There are 13 schools that are currently looking for a head coach they are: Cannon County, Cordova, Fayette Ware, Grundy County, Halls, Humboldt, Lookout Valley, Milan, Raleigh Egypt, Rossville Christian, Scott, Upperman and Volunteer
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