The second-longest Metro Nashville coaching tenure has come to an end as Jay Gore has resigned as McGavock’s head football coach.
Gore has led the Raider program the last 11 years and was tied with Arcentae Broome who had been at Maplewood for 11 years as well, but Broome recently left Maplewood and was named the new head coach at John Overton.
Pearl Cohn’s Tony Brunetti is the longest tenure coach in Metro now as he has been the head coach at Pearl Cohn the laat 15 years.
“My time at McGavock was great, we did it the right way and won and lost games but at the end of the day, we made boys into men and that’s what I love is mentoring young men to be better people,” Gore said.
“I coached through two big events as I got the McGavock job right before the big Nashville flood back in 2011 and coached this year through a very trying pandemic but I feel like it time for some new blood in here after 42 years as a coach and I’ve been blessed not only at McGavock but to coached with some great coaches at every place I have coached at.”
Despite a 51-66 overall record at McGavock, Gore led the Raiders to eight Class 6A playoff appearances (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019), his overall coaching record is 52-80.
Before coming to McGavock, Gore cut his teeth as an assistant at BGA, Brentwood, Lipscomb Academy and was also the head coach at East Robertson for two years (1980-81).
Gore can now concentrate on his job as a Math teacher and he is also the Raiders Athletic Director.
Currently 12 schools in Bolivar, Collinwood, Hillsboro, KIPP Academy, Manassas, Maplewood, McGavock, Oneida, St. Benedict, Trezevant, Tyner and Zion Christian are looking for a head coach.
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