Shannon O’Brien will be a head coach again.
O’Brien was announced as the new head football coach at Tipton Rosemark replacing Collin Pinner who resigned last month to run an insurance agency.
“Tipton Rosemark Academy would like to announce, Shannon O’Brien, as the Rebels’ new Varsity Head Football Coach. Coach OB played football and has coached football at all levels. These experiences, from high school football, college football, and even a Pro football team in Poland, bring a tremendous amount of knowledge and understanding to our boys and the other coaches,” Tipton Rosemark Headmaster Bobby Baker said.
Pinner led the Rebels to the Division II-A playoffs each season under his guidance as he posted a 22-22 record.
The Rebels are off a 4-7 season where they lost to DCA in the first round this season.
“Just want to say how excited and proud I am to be told today that I will be given the opportunity to lead the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Rebels Football Program into this next decade,” O’Brien said.
“A great foundation was laid by the two previous leaders I served under as an assistant. Looking forward to the challenge of keeping it going. TRA is a great place to be involved in, and I’m glad my two sons had the opportunity to go to school and play football there.”
O’Brien has been an assistant at Rosemark for the last nine seasons (2011-19) and has served as both offensive and defensive coordinator at different times in his tenure.
In his 34 year coaching career, O’Brien has extensive college and high school experience as he was an college assistant coach at Minnesota, Austin Peay, North Alabama, Maryville College, Kent State and Tennessee.
He was the offensive coordinator at Armwood (FL) and then the head coach at Sickles (FL) in Tampa for seven years (1995-2001).
O’Brien was the head coach at St. Benedict for eight years (2002-09) and posted a 23-60 record and the Saints made four Division II-AA playoff appearances in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2008.
He was the Olive Branch (MS) middle school head coach and also helped with the high school program in 2010 and then served as the defensive coordinator at St. Patrick (MS) high school in 2011.
He also coached overseas in the Liga American Football League LFA1 (League of Football Americanski) in Poland as the head coach for Armia Poznan team in 2019 during February through April.
Currently there are 11 schools looking for a head coach they are: Dickson County, Fairley, Fayette Academy, First Assembly Christian, Harding Academy, Hickman County, Silverdale, Union City, Whites Creek, Whitwell and York Institute
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