Fayette Academy has hired Michael Hodum as their new head football coach.
“Fayette Academy is proud to announce the hiring of coach Michael Hodum as our new Head Varsity Football coach,” Fayette Academy athletic director Shane Russell said.
Hodum has led the Fayette Ware program the last two seasons and led the Wildcats to back to back Class 4A playoff appearances.
He replaced Vic Shivers who resigned after six seasons to became an assistant coach at Hernando (MS).
Shivers led the Fayette Academy program for the last eight seasons and the Vikings compiled a 44-46 record and six total playoff appearances (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019).
Fayette Academy finished with a 10-2 record and made the Division II-A Semifinals in 2018 and this season finished 6-6 and made the Quarterfinal round.
“I am grateful to the leadership at Fayette Academy for believing in me enough to choose me to lead their Football program. It is also bittersweet as I am leaving a wonderful community of staff and students at Fayette Ware. It will be fun to renew old rivalries that I remember well from my time at TCA. This is a great opportunity for me and my family and I look forward to being a part of the Viking football tradition that has been held up by so many excellent players and coaches for over half a century,” Hodum said.
Fayette Ware is coming off an 8-3 season and Hodum has an 113-101 overall coaching record with past stops at Trinity Christian (2001-10) and Chester County (2011-17).
Hodum led Chester County to five playoff appearances (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017) with their best season coming in 2011 when they finished 10-3 and made the school’s only appearance in the Quarterfinal round.
Trinity Christian (64-51 record) was his first head coaching gig back in 2001 and led the Lions to six playoff appearances (five in 1A, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 and one in 2A in 2010).
The Lions made the 2A state title game in his last season at Trinity in 2010 as they finished 9-5 losing to Signal Mountain and finishing runner up.
Currently there are eight schools looking for a head coach they are: Fairley, First Assembly Christian, Hickman County, Munford, Shelbyville, Whites Creek, Whitwell and York Institute
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