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Teddy Pettigrew Forced to Resign at Milan After Just Two Seasons

Teddy Pettigrew Forced to Resign at Milan After Just Two Seasons

After two just two seasons, Teddy Pettigrew’s time as the Milan head football coach is over.


This morning Pettigrew tendered his resignation which Pettigrew said was forced.


“I was forced to resign by the administration,” Pettigrew said.


Tnhighschoolfootball.com also got the following statement from Milan Principal Greg Scott.


“This morning, I accepted the resignation of Coach Teddy Pettigrew from his position as Head Football Coach at Milan High School.  I know that Coach Teddy loves Milan and Bulldog football.  He has been a valuable asset to our football staff at MHS for 16 years and we are grateful for the impact and personal investments he has made in young men over that time,” Milan principal Greg Scott said


“From this point, I will begin the process to find the next leader of what we all know to be the premier football program in West Tennessee.  As always, we want someone who can lead our young men on and off the field and teach integrity, discipline, and hard work in the pursuit of excellence.  The Bulldogs that have come before and all of Bulldog Nation deserve nothing less.”



The Bulldogs made the Class 3A playoffs both seasons under Pettigrew, going 8-5 and making the 3A Quarterfinals in 2018 and the Bulldogs finished 6-6 losing to Wooddale 19-16 in the second round last Friday and his overall record at Milan was 14-11.


Milan had an up and down season this year as they finished the regular season with just a 5-5 record but wins over Covington and Westview gave the Bulldogs the No. 2 seed out of region 7-3A for the playoffs.


Four of Milan’s regular season losses, South Gibson (10-7), Huntingdon (40-39), McNairy Central (31-28) and Hardin County (14-7) were by a total of 14 points.


This summer, Milan had to forfeit a week of practice  and two allowed dates for 7 on 7 in June 2020 for violating TSSAA football practice regulations as they were in helmets and shoulder pads a week before teams were allowed to be in helmets and shoulder pads.


Currently there are nine schools  looking for a head coach they are: Camden, Clinton, Goodpasture, Lincoln County, Milan, Overton, Red Boiling Springs, Siegel and Station Camp


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


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