Josh Owensby will be a head coach again as the 2004 Rhea County graduate has been named as the new head football coach at Hixson.
“I’m looking forward to being in charge of a program again and Hixson is a great place to be,” Owensby said.
Owensby, who has been the Wildcats offensive coordinator the last three seasons and replaces Gary Murray who resigned last month after three seasons and a 2-27 record.
“Josh stood out among quite a few applicants that we interviewed. His vision for the future of our football program was impressive and he has built relationships with the players. Josh has head coaching experience were he was successful and brings a wealth of knowledge to lead the team and get the program back on track,” Hixson Athletic Director Brian Bray said.
The Wildcats are coming off a 2-8 season and will looking for their first playoff berth since 2016.
This will be Owensby’s second head coaching as he was the head coach previously at Bledsoe County taking the Warriors to a Class 2A playoff appearances in 2015 and the Warriors were 9-13 overall in his tenure.
Owensby started his coaching career at his Alma mater Rhea County working there two years (2007-08) before becoming an assistant at Bledsoe County in 2009.
He then returned to Rhea County as the offensive coordinator for three seasons (2012-14).
Currently there are 13 schools looking for a head coach they are: Cheatham County, Fairley, Fayette Academy, First Assembly Christian, Harding Academy, Hickman County, Silverdale, Southwind, Tipton Rosemark, Volunteer, Westview, Whites Creek and York Institute
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