Kris White is heading back to Middle Tennessee to run his own program for the first time in his career.
White, a Murfreesboro native who prepped at Riverdale has been named as the new head football coach at Moore County.
“We are excited about getting back closer to home with our family and friends,” White said. My wife Holly is from Lynchburg and her family is here and my family in Murfreesboro and that will be fun because our families can watch our sons Kaden and Dawson play.”
He replaces Jason Dobbs who resigned to take an assistant job at Oakland earlier this month.
Dobbs led Moore County to a 22-21 overall record and back to back Class 1A playoff appearances in 2017 and 2018.
“We are proud to welcome Coach White and his family back to Moore County,” Moore County principal Brad Sanders said.
The Raiders finished 5-5 last season and narrowly missed the playoffs.
White is coming back to Lynchburg where he spent the 2007 season as the Raiders defensive coordinator before going to Oakland to be the defensive coordinator in 2008.
Although he stayed at Oakland until 2014, White lived in Lynchburg and commuted to Murfreesboro for six years.
“While coaching and living there, the Moore County community really gets behind the football program and they want you to do it the right way and coach their kids hard and that has always stayed with me,” White said.
Holly White was the Lady Raiders girls basketball coach that led Moore County to a Class A runner up finish in 2010.
White has spent the last five seasons at Knoxville Catholic as the co-defensive coordinator and helped the Fighting Irish win two state titles, one in Class 4A in 2015 and the other in 5A in 2017.
White also won a 5A state title as the defensive coordinator at Oakland in 2008 and another 5A state title as an assistant at Riverdale back in 2004.
Currently there are five schools looking for a head coach they are: Austin East, MTCS, Sycamore, Whites Creek and Whitwell
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