First Assembly Christian School has promoted offensive line coach Chris Schuetz as their new head football coach.
“We have had everything from NFL players to college coaches in the applicant pool,” FACS Head of School Bryan Sanders said. “In addition to coaching football, the successful candidate needed to be willing to coach another sport on campus, exhibit an overall servant heart toward the students and the school, and be ready to help our students grow spiritually so that they can become strong Christian men, husbands and fathers.
“We listened carefully to parents and current players about the criteria they wanted to see in a head coach. We also took into consideration the FACS tradition of promoting from within when a viable candidate is presented. At the end of the day, character is the top quality we were looking for, and we believe we have that in Coach Schuetz.”
Schuetz also serves as a Shelby County Sheriff Deputy replaces Joey Lowe who resigned last month after leading the Crusaders program the last five years.
Lowe led the Crusaders to a 23-30 overall record and made the playoffs twice in two different classifications (2016 in Division II-A and 2019 in DII-AA).
The Crusaders are coming off a 5-6 season in which they made the Division II-AA playoffs before losing to BGA in the first round.
Schuetz played his high school football at nearby Southaven (MS) and then played offensive line collegiately at the University of Memphis (2010-13).
He was an graduate assistant working with the offensive line at Memphis in 2014 before coming to FACS last season.
Currently there are six schools looking for a head coach they are: Fairley, Munford, Shelbyville, Whites Creek, Whitwell and York Institute
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