Robin Jacobs has coached in the Brighton football program since 1996 when the school opened its doors.
From 1996 until 2013 (18 years), he served as an assistant but for the last five seasons, he has ran the Cardinal program.
On Friday, Jacobs resigned his position as head football coach after leading the Cardinals to a 30-26 overall record and three consecutive Class 5A playoff appearances (2015-17).
“Yes, I have resigned my position as head football coach at Brighton,” Jacobs said.
Although the Cardinals missed the playoffs this season as they finished 3-7, Jacobs led the Cardinals to the 5A Semifinals in 2017 where they lost to eventual state runner up Beech 21-3 as they finished the year with a 9-5 record.
The Semifinal trip was the farthest that the Cardinals have ever made it in the playoffs and Jacobs has been a part of all 17 playoff appearances and six playoff wins for Brighton.
Brighton finished 7-4 in 2016 and 9-2 in 2015 falling both seasons in the 5A first round.
Jacobs plans to coach the Cardinal girls softball program in the spring.
There are currently 18 programs looking for a head coach they are: Bledsoe County, Boyd Buchanan, Brighton, Carter, Cumberland County, East Hickman, Fayetteville, Hillcrest, Hunters Lane, Lipscomb Academy, Melrose, Northwest, Smith County, Sweetwater, Tellico Plains, Walker Valley, Westview and White County
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