Tom Moore grew up riding his bike and playing different sports all over the Bellevue area while his dad Herschel coached high school football in the Nashville area.
So when Kurt Page resigned last month as the head football coach at Hillwood, Moore was very intrigued by the job.
Now Moore has been announced as the new head football coach at Hillwood replacing Page.
“I grew up riding my bike all over Bellevue and running track at Hillwood and playing different sports all around Bellevue, so in a sense, I’m going home and I’m very excited about taking this job,” Moore said.
“Dr. Sheaffer’s (Hillwood Principal) vision is a really good one that I can really get behind and I think that Hillwood is a sleeping giant.”
Moore has been the head coach the last four seasons at Warren County and despite an 8-34 overall record, the Pioneers competed in region 3-6A which is one of the toughest regions in the state.
The Hilltoppers are coming off a 3-8 season as they were beat by Page in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
“We are truly excited to have Coach Tom Moore lead our Hillwood High School football program. This will be Tom’s return to Nashville football after spending the last three years at Warren County. His track record of success in middle Tennessee and his vision for working with a program that will relocate to the Bellevue community made him the right choice to take over for Coach Page.” Hillwood Principal Dr. Stephen Sheaffer said.
Page resigned after leading Hillwood to four consecutive playoff appearances to two different classifications (2015 and 2016 in 4A, 2017 and 2018 in 5A) which has never been done at Hillwood before.
Page will take over as Headmaster at Fort Dale Academy (AL) on June 1, 2019.
Besides being the head coach at Warren County the last four seasons, Moore also served as the head coach at Brentwood Academy for three seasons (1999-2001).
In his three year run at BA, the Eagles posted a 24-11 record and made back to back Division II title games in 2000 (DII-AA) and 2001 (DII-AAA losing both seasons by one point.
Moore has also served as an assistant coach at MBA (1985-87 and 1994-98), CPA (2002 and 2006), FRA (2008-09) and Christian Brothers (2011-14).
There are currently 17 programs looking for a head coach they are: Antioch, Bolton, Collierville, Covington, East Hickman, East Robertson, Greeneville, Halls, Hamilton, Nashville Overton, Northeast, Northpoint Christian, Tellico Plains, Warren County, Waverly and Wayne County
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