After leading Hickman County to three straight Class 2A playoff appearances, Michael Harrison has been relieved of his coaching duties by Hickman County principal Kevin Eady.
“I thank Michael Harrison for his hard work for Hickman County High School and our student athletes and I wish him all the best in the future,” Eady said.
The Bulldogs are coming off a 5-6 season in which they made the 2A playoffs before losing to Forrest in the first round.
In his six year tenure in Centerville, Harrison led the Bulldogs to four playoff appearances (2014 in 3A, 2017, 2018 and 2019 in 2A) as his overall record was 30-36.
“In this day and time it is rare to stay at one place for a long time in the coaching profession. When you take a job at a school that has not had the same coach for more than four year in over two decades, you know what you are getting into,” Harrison said.
“However at this time the administration has decided to go into a different direction. I wish nothing but the best to them in doing so, because I want nothing but the best for those players and Hickman County High School. I also look forward with excitement at whatever new opportunity that God put in front of me.”
Before taking over the Hickman County program, Harrison led the Perry County program to three consecutive 1A playoff appearances which included the school’s only semifinal round appearance in 2011 losing to Jo Byrns.
“When you get to stay at that school for six years, you are lucky. Lucky is exactly what I am. I consider myself lucky to have had the time I have had at Hickman County High School. I am lucky to have spent the time I have with those players. I am very proud of the time, effort, and work I have put in the football program.”
His overall record is 63-70 in his time at Perry County and Hickman County and the schools made a combined seven playoff appearances.
Currently there are 20 schools looking for a head coach they are: Cheatham County, Douglass, Fairley, Fayette Academy, Harding Academy, Hickman County, Hixson, Liberty, Loretto, Knox. Central, Marion County, Red Boiling Springs, Silverdale, Southwind, Station Camp, Stewarts Creek, Volunteer, Westview, Whites Creek and York Institute
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