R.E. McDonald is adding more responsibility to his resume.
McDonald who served as the Hickman County head Middle school coach and was the high school defensive coordinator last season has been hired as the new head football at Hickman County high school.
“I’m very excited about this opportunity. The community here at Centerville has always been very appreciative of our time and effort. I’d like to thank Micheal Harrison for allowing me to be a part of his staff and gain a lot of much needed experience as a coordinator,” McDonald said.
The Bulldogs will be returning many starters on offense and defense next year. There is a chance for something special. It’s just up to us as staff, players, parents, and administrators to put the best product out there.He replaces Michael Harrison who was fired after a six year tenure in Centerville and a 30-36 overall record.
Harrison led the Bulldogs to four playoff appearances (2014 in 3A, 2017, 2018 and 2019 in 2A) and the Bulldogs are coming off a 5-6 season in which they made the 2A playoffs before losing to Forrest in the first round.
Harrison has since been hired as the offensive line coach at Columbia Academy.
“We have a lot of big expectations that need to be put into action here very soon. The work is just now beginning and hopefully the production on the field will match our efforts.
Mike Smithson and Kevin Eady are taking a chance on a young coach and I want to thank them for everything during the hiring and evaluation process,” McDonald said.
In his three year tenure as an assistant coach at Hickman County, McDonald served as the offensive coordinator in 2017 and 2018 and took over the defense last season.
McDonald has coached at McKenzie, Perry County and his Alma mater Lewis County before coming to Hickman County.
Currently there are seven schools looking for a head coach they are: Fairley, First Assembly Christian, Munford, Shelbyville, Whites Creek, Whitwell and York Institute
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