Cole Peeples is ready to lead his own football program.
Peeples, 26 has coached the offensive line at Nashville Overton the last two seasons and has been promoted to head coach.
He replaces Steve Williams who resigned in January after leading the Bobcats the last five seasons.
Williams led Overton to a 25-30 overall record and three consecutive Class 6A playoff appearances (2014-16).
“I am extremely fortunate to be named the new head football coach at John Overton High School. This is an unbelievable opportunity and I am ready to work tirelessly with the coaching staff to lead and develop our student-athletes into great players and exceptional people in all walks of life. I am excited to work with this coaching staff and group of athletes, and I can’t wait to see everything our players will accomplish,” Peeples said.
Last season the Bobcats finished 4-6 which was good for being the number three seed from region 5-5A before being hit with “Restrictive” probation and a $2,000 dollar fine by the TSSAA as they had to forfeit their first round contest against Ravenwood.
Peeples played collegiately at Georgia Southern for three seasons before and spent two seasons (2015 and 2016) as graduate assistant at Cumberland before coming to Overton.
There are currently 11 programs looking for a head coach they are: Bolton, Cloudland, Coffee County, Covington, East Robertson, Hamilton, Manassas, McMinn Central, Morristown East, Tellico Plains and White Station
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