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Goodpasture Looking For New Football Head Coach

Goodpasture Looking For New Football Head Coach

After leading Goodpasture to four straight playoff appearances, Jerry Joslin has been relieved of his coaching duties at Goodpasture after leading the program the last five years.


The Cougars lost in the first round of the Division II-AA playoffs to Knox. Grace 35-20 last Friday and finished the year 4-7.


Joslin’s record at Goodpasture was 17-39 with the best season coming in 2016 when the Cougars finished 10-3 losing to CPA in the Class 3A Quarterfinals.


“The administration would like to thank Coach Jerry Joslin for leading the Goodpasture Football program for the last 5 years,” Goodpasture Upper School principal Lynn Dearing said.


“Coach Joslin has had tremendous success building great relationships with our student athletes and has impacted them beyond the football field.  Coach Joslin has led the team to the state playoffs four out of the five seasons as head coach and has prepared numerous athletes to compete at the collegiate level. Coach Joslin will remain at Goodpasture but will no longer serve as our head football coach.”


Joslin confirmed his football tenure was over at Goodpasture but didn’t have any further comment.


The 2016 season was the school’s last season in Division I as Goodpasture joined Division II-AA in 2017.


Joslin had a losing record in four of his five seasons at Goodpasture despite making the playoffs four straight seasons (2016 in 3A, 2017-19 in DII-AA).


The Cougars were winless at 0-10 in Joslin’s first season in 2015 and a win over White House in the second game of the 2016 season broke a 22 game losing streak for Goodpasture as they also went 0-10 in 2014, the year before Joslin was hired.


Since joining Division II-AA in 2017, the Cougars have struggled going 7-26 overall and 1-11 in DII-AA Middle region play.


Before coming to Goodpasture, Joslin was successful in head coaching stops at Pope John Paul II (2012-14), Cookeville (1998-2011) and Gallatin (1993-97) and has a 154-142 overall record in his four head coaching stops.


In his 27 years as head coach, Joslin’s teams have made 23 times in four different classifications (5A at Gallatin, 5A and 6A at Cookeville, DII-AA at JPII and Goodpasture and 3A at Goodpasture).


Currently there are eight schools  looking for a head coach they are: Camden, Clinton, Goodpasture, Lincoln County, Overton, Red Boiling Springs, Siegel and Station Camp


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