After a decade of leading the Manassas football program, Carl Coleman will get a new start.
Coleman will head over to Hillcrest to take over the Viking program as he was announced as the new head football coach.
“We are excited to hire Carl Coleman as our new head football coach,” Hillcrest principal Christina Austin said.
He replaces Lorenzo Barnes who led the Vikings to a 14-21 record in three seasons but they made the playoffs every year in two different classifications (2A in 2016, 1A in 2017 and 2018).
In 2017, Barnes led the Vikings to an 8-5 record as they made the Quarterfinals for the first time since winning the Class AAA state championship back in 1985.
The Vikings finished 5-6 this season after losing to West Carroll 47-28 in the Class 1A playoffs.
“I want to thank everyone over at Manassas on making my time there very special,” Coleman said. “I am looking forward to getting started at Hillcrest and getting the kids to have fun and believe in what we will be doing.”
Despite a 48-59 overall record at Manassas in ten seasons, Coleman led the Tigers to seven playoff appearances in two different classifications (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 in 3A, 2015 and 2017 in 2A).
Coleman also led the Westwood program for two years (2007-08) and led the Longhorns to 2A playoffs in 2007, before he came to Manassas.
There are currently 15 programs looking for a head coach they are: Antioch, Bolton, Collierville, Covington, East Robertson, Greeneville, Hamilton, Manassas, Morristown East, Nashville Overton, Northeast, Tellico Plains, Warren County, Wayne County and Whitwell
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