November 16, 2019

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Shaun Hollinsworth Resigns at Station Camp After Starting Program 17 years ago

Shaun Hollinsworth Resigns at Station Camp After Starting Program 17 years ago

The only head football coach that Station Camp high school has ever known has resigned.

 

Shaun Hollinsworth, who started the Bison football program in 2003 has resigned after 17 seasons at the helm.

 

Going into the 2019 season, Hollinsworth was the second longest tenured head football coach in Class 6A behind only Farragut’s Eddie Courtney (23 years).

 

“Coach Hollinsworth started the program here and put together some really good successful seasons,” Station Camp Athletic Director Patrick Duffer said.

 

“Besides being good coach and an even better person, Coach Hollinsworth worked hard and taught the players not only football but life lessons as well and I really admire him for that.”

 

In his tenure at Station Camp despite a 80-104 overall record, the Bison made eight playoff appearances (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013  and 2014) in four different classifications under Hollinsworth (2A in 2004, 3A in 2006-08, 5A in 2011 and 2012 and 6A in 2013 and 2014).

 

The Bison have a overall playoff record of 6-8 and they made school history in 2006 as they beat Howard 17-16 to win their first playoff game.

 

The Bison had back to back 10-2 seasons in 2006 and 2007 as they lost in the second round both years before going 9-4 and making the school’s only Quarterfinal appearance in 2008 as they lost to White House.

 

Since their last playoff appearance in 2014, the Bison program has fallen on hard times with five straight losing seasons posting a 12-38 record.

 

This season the Bison were outscored 396 to 58 as they went winless at 0-10 and to make matters worse an online petition  was started on Facebook on October 28 calling for Hollinsworth, Offensive Coordinator Alan Shoenbachler and Defensive Coordinator  Austin Piercey be immediately relieved and replaced from their current positions within the Station Camp football program.

 

The petition goal was to get 1,000 signatures and as of today, 457 signatures were gathered.

 

Contact Donovan at donovans1222@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at Examine_Stew

 

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