Three months after their season ended, Middle Tennessee Christian School have named their new football coach.
And they found him in the Sunshine state.
Former Oviedo (FL) head coach Kolby Tackett was introduced as the Cougars new coach.
“We feel fortunate to have Coach Tackett agree to lead our football program. His knowledge and success at Mt. Dora Christian, along with a desire to mold young men into who God wants them to be, made him an outstanding candidate. We are also very appreciative of the excellent work Coach BJ Robertson did as interim head coach in 2020.” MTCS Executive Principal Robert Sain said in a school press release.
Tackett replaces B.J. Robertson who was named the interim head coach last June after former coach Fred Shambaugh resigned to take a job in Texas.
Robertson led the Cougars to a 5-5 season as they lost to USJ in the Division II-A Quarterfinals this year.
In his only season as head coach at Oviedo. He led the team to a 5-5 record and a trip to the Class 8A playoffs (the largest classification) in Florida where they fell in the region semifinals.
Tackett’s overall head coaching record is 30-13 as before going to Oviedo, he was the head coach at Mt. Dora (FL) Christian Academy for three seasons (2017-19) and led Mt. Dora to a 25-8 record.
“My wife and I are so excited to become part of the MTCS family,” Tackett said. “I am really looking forward to building the program further. “The environment was probably the biggest thing (about coming to MTCS).”
In his first season at Mt. Dora Christian in 2017, the Bulldogs went 9-2 and Tackett was named the Lake-Sumter County Coach of the Year and was also the Florida Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year.
Before being the head coach at Mt. Dora Christian, he was the offensive coordinator there in 2016.
“I am excited to welcome Coach Tackett and his wife to the MTCS community. I’d like to thank Dr. Robert Sain and members of the search committee, Jason Piercey, Clay Shirley, and Kelly Holcomb, for their good work in finding such a high-quality individual to be our next football coach. Great days are ahead for Cougar football,” MTCS President Matt Tiller said.
Currently seven schools in Cumberland Gap, Franklin, Grainger, Lakeway Christian, Northwest, Sycamore and Tyner are looking for a head coach.
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