Northeast Promotes DC Clark to lead program

Northeast Promotes DC Clark to lead program

After two seasons as an assistant coach at Clarksville Northeast, Brandon Clark will take over the Eagle program.

Clark replaces Chad Watson who resigned last month to take the Gallatin job, he led Northeast the last two seasons to a 10-11 record.

Northeast started the 2018 season at 5-0 but had to forfeit the five wins due to an ineligible player and finished the season at 3-7 and missing the Class 5A playoffs, after going 7-4 and making the 5A playoffs in 2017.

“As head coach at Northeast, I have several goals for our program. We will continue to work with great dedication and integrity to cultivate a program capable of being successful in post season endeavors. The number one priority is to develop young men into individuals that will succeed at life. We will continue to pursue high academic and athletic achievement. The culture of our program will be noted for high expectations,” Clark said.

The Northeast job will be the second head coaching job for Clark who previously led the Houston County program for six seasons (2011-16) before leaving for Northeast.

While in Erin, Clark posted a 24-40 overall record and the Fighting Irish made three playoff appearances (2011 and 2012 in 2A and 2015 in 1A).

“We look forward to Coach Clark and his staff continuing to move the football program in a positive direction. Coach Clark understands the importance of players being student-athletes, and it is that academics-first mentality that we want out of our coaches and students,” Northeast athletic director Brad Hutson said.

The Fighting Irish beat Jo Byrns in the first round in 2015 as the finished 9-3 on the year and the win was the first playoff win for Houston County since 2003 and first nine win season since 1999.

There are currently 12 programs looking for a head coach they are: Bolton, Cloudland, Covington, East Robertson, Hamilton, Manassas, Morristown East, Nashville Overton, Tellico Plains, Warren County, White Station and Whitwell

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