After serving as an assistant coach at Douglass, White Station and last season at Hamilton, former Melrose and Pittsburgh Steeler Cedrick Wilson has been hired as the new head coach at Hamilton.
Wilson replaces Anthony Moore who resigned to spend more time with family after leading the program to a 6-23 record the last three seasons.
“We value Coach Moore’s commitment to the students and families at Hamilton High,” Hamilton principal James Bacchus said. “Coach Cedric Wilson has been named head football coach and we are excited about him as a employee, coach and as mentor figure our student athletes. He bring a wealth of experiences to both life and the game.”
Wilson is one of the few players to win a state title in high school at Melrose (1996), a National Championship title in College at Tennessee (1998) and an Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2005.
This will be Wilson’s first head coaching job as Hamilton went winless at 0-9 last season and will enter the season with an 11 game losing streak.
The following two schools are looking for a new head coach: Humboldt and Jellico.
Five coaches that were head coaches have landed at other schools for the 2018 season will have different responsibilities going forward here’s the scoop.
*Danny Nowell, the former Humboldt head coach for three months this offseason has been hired as the new offensive coordinator at Page.
Nowell returns to Williamson County where he spent almost two decades as the head coach at Franklin (1990-97) and served as an assistant there until 2007.
“Coach Nowell brings a lot of experience to the program. He has been there and done that and hopefully adding him to the program will be another piece to the puzzle that allows us to get to that next level of success,” Page head coach Charles Rathbone said.
*David Carter who was the head coach at St. George’s, the last five seasons will head back to the Chattanooga area and will be the defensive coordinator at Notre Dame joining Charles Fant’s staff.
Carter, a 1990 McCallie graduate posted a 43-20 record in his time at St. George’s which includes two trips to the Division II-A title game where the Gryphon won the state title in 2015.
“Being able to hire a coach with David’s resume and his acumen for defense is a huge boost for our football program,” Notre Dane coach Charles Fant said. “We got several resumes and interviewed eight worthy candidates but David separated himself very quickly in the interviewing process with his expertise on the defensive side of the ball.”
Notre Dame is coming off their best season in school history as they finished 11-2 and finished as the Division II-AA runner up.
*Troy Fleming who was the only coach in the short history of Concord Christian has been hired at the Lakeway Christian Academy, a new private school in White Pine, Tennessee that will open up in the Fall of 2018.
*Jay Emmons who posted a 13-12 record with two Class 4A playoff appearances at Spring Hill will head back to Williamson county and will coach inside linebackers at Centennial in 2018.
It will mark his second stint as an assistant coach at Centennial where he coached in 2015 before taking over the Spring Hill program.
“We are very excited to have Coach Emmons join our staff and with his knowledge of the game he will be able to help us in all aspects,” Centennial head coach Matt Kriesky said.
*Former Gordonsville head coach Ron Marshall who led the Tigers to the Class 1A state title in 2012 and accumulated a 68-40 record with nine playoff appearances will stay close to his home address in Christiana and will be an assistant Freshman coach for Kevin Creasy’s staff at Oakland.
“It’s always good to get a championship caliber coach with his experience. It doesn’t hurt that he has ties to Murfreesboro and Oakland,” Creasy said.
It will mark the second stint at Oakland for Marshall who was the Defensive Coordinator at Oakland back in 2007.
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