Scott Branton just got a promotion at Seymour high school.
Branton, 36 was named the head football coach at Seymour after serving as the Eagle offensive coordinator last season.
He replaces Scott Galyon who resigned late last month after a 2-8 season.
Branton has been on the Seymour staff for five seasons and is very thankful for the head coaching chance at Seymour.
“I would like to thank Dr. Parton, Mr. Temple, Coach Householder, and Mrs. Wallen for this chance. I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to serve and lead our student-athletes Seymour High School. I’m really excited and can’t wait to get started,” Branton said.
This will be Branton’s first head coaching assignment after stints as an assistant coach at Carter (one year), Jefferson County (two years) and Knoxville West (one year) he also has four years of college coaching experience as as he was an assistant at the University of Pikeville.
“Scott was on our staff this past season and developed a very good rapport with our student athletes. He is a very high character high moral individual and will be a good role model for our kids. He has a wealth of knowledge from his previous coaching positions and our players seem excited to play for him,” Seymour AD Gary Householder said.
The Eagles enter the 2019 season on a six game losing streak and will be looking to get back to the playoffs something they haven’t done since 2015.
There are currently nine programs looking for a head coach they are: Bolivar, Bolton, Cloudland, Ensworth, Hamilton, Haywood, Kenwood, Manassas and Morristown East
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