After a decade of being an assistant coach in Memphis, Ian Marshall is ready to lead a football program.
Marshall served as the running backs coach at Ridgeway the last three seasons and has been named the new head football coach at Antioch.
He replaces Mike Head who resigned after finishing 1-19 in two seasons at Antioch.
The Bears will go into the 2019 season on a 19 game losing streak as they were winless in 2018.
“I am very excited to take on the challenge of helping to rebuild Antioch High School Bear football. I believe that Antioch has been waiting for a leader for its football program that has a vision that is steeped in greatness,” Marshall said.
“I cannot wait to meet the young student athletes at Antioch and set forth on our journey to build a new Bear Nation. I believe in the vision that Principal Zellars has for Antioch, and I am excited to work with her to make that change.”
Marshall will be the fifth head coach at Antioch since 2012 joining Michael Woodward (2012, 2016), Brad Peden (2013-14), Calvin Hall (2015) and Head (2017-18).
Besides coaching at Ridgeway, the Detroit, Michigan native has also coached at Memphis programs White Station and Frayser while also coaching at Lane College as well.
“I’m elated to have Coach Marshall to serve as our football coach next year. He was highly recommended by his supervisors and exhibits the qualities of leadership and accountability that are greatly needed to rebuild our football program. He has high expectations for student academics and discipline. He is committed to the serving the community and has a track record of building mutually respectful relationships with students and families,” Antioch Executive Principal Clarissa Zellars said.
There are currently 14 programs looking for a head coach they are: Bolton, Covington, East Robertson, Greeneville, Hamilton, Manassas, Morristown East, Nashville Overton, Northeast, Tellico Plains, Warren County, Wayne County, White Station and Whitwell
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