Scott Chandler led Ooltewah to the Class 6A playoffs in his first year as head of the Owls football program in 2018.
Now after back-to-back losing seasons as the Owls missed the playoffs, he has resigned as head football coach.
“Today, I am resigning as head football coach at Ooltewah high school. Thank you to Mrs. Robin Cupp for the opportunity she gave me three years ago to be the head coach of the Owls. It has been an honor to be the head football coach at Ooltewah,” Chandler said.
“Words cannot express the love and appreciation I have for the players who came through our program,” Chandler continued. They have established a culture that focuses on obligations and responsibilities instead of rights and privileges, loving others and becoming men based on biblical principles.”
“Their success on the football field may not be what they hoped for or that society sees as success, but years from now when they become leaders of our communities, husbands, fathers and real men, that is a far greater success than winning games.”
“I would also like to thank my coaches, who believed in our vision and worked tirelessly to achieve success. I have never been around a finer group of men. Ooltewah football will always be very special to me. I wish continued success to the program as it starts a new beginning.”
Chandler posted a 16-16 record in three seasons at Ooltewah and has an overall head coaching record of 36-31 as he was the head coach at Coosa (GA) from 2002 to 2004 as well.
Ooltewah finished 4-6 last season in tough region 2-6A.
Between his head coaching stints at Coosa and Ooltewah, he had both college and high school assistant coach experience.
He was a graduate assistant at Kansas State and an assistant coach at Emporia State and Valdosta State and high school assistant coaching stints at Rhea County and Georgia schools Trion and Gordon Central.
Currently seven schools in Cumberland Gap, Grainger, Lakeway Christian, Northwest, Ooltewah, Sycamore and Tyner are looking for a head coach.
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