Calvin Zemer has been promoted to lead the Perry County football program.
Zemer, 30 was the offensive coordinator the last four seasons at Perry County and will replace Billy Sawyer as leader of the Viking program.
He is a 2006 Perry County graduate and wants to return his alma mater to their winning ways.
“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to coach football in my hometown. I grew up in a community with a lot of athletic pride and I’m going to work hard to give this community a football program they can be proud of,” Zemer said.
Sawyer led the Vikings the last six seasons and Perry County struggled as they posted a 9-51 record during his tenure.
The Vikings finished 1-9 last season but do enter the 2019 season with a one game winning streak.
The last winning season for Perry County came back in 2011 when they finished 7-2 as they lost to Huntingdon in the second round of the Class 1A playoffs.
Zemer started his coaching career in 2010 as he was the offensive coordinator at Perry County for two years before going back to Bethel College and getting his degree.
There are currently 20 programs looking for a head coach they are: Antioch, Bolton, Cleveland, Collierville, East Hamilton, East Hickman, East Robertson, Greeneville, Halls, Hamilton, Hillcrest, Hillwood, Nashville Overton, Northeast, Northpoint Christian, Polk County, St. Benedict, Tellico Plains, Trousdale County and Waverly
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