Scotty Verran will continue to be a fixture on a football field in Greene county.
Verran who resigned from South Greene as football coach at the end of last month has been hired as the new head football coach at West Greene.
He replaces Joe Case, who resigned after a decade at West Greene to become the head track coach and assistant football coach at South Greene.
“West Greene High School is proud to announce that Scottie Verran will be the head football coach. We are excited to have Coach Verran here to help revitalize our program. He will have the full support of the administration to make needed changes back to where it needs to be. We can’t wait to see the changes made and to watch our student athletes to become young adults both on and off of the field,” West Greene principal Tim Shelton said.
Under Case, the program took off as he led the Buffaloes to a eight playoff appearances in two different classifications (2008 in 2A; 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017 and 2019 in 3A).
The Buffaloes are coming off a 5-6 season as they lost to state champion Alcoa in the first round.
Verran led South Greene to an 18-7 record and the Rebels made the 2A playoffs both seasons which also included the school’s only Quarterfinal appearance in 2018.
South Greene are coming off a 10-2 season that saw them defeat Rockwood before losing to eventual Class 2A runner up Meigs County in the second round.
Before coming to South Greene, Verran was also the head football coach at North Greene for five seasons (2013-17) and posted a 17-37 record.
Currently there are six schools looking for a head coach they are: Austin East, Fayette Ware, Sycamore, Whites Creek, The Webb School and Whitwell
Lowe Leaving State, Hired at Westwood (SC)
Joey Lowe who resigned as the head football coach at First Assembly Christian Academy in late January is heading to coach in the Palmetto state.
Lowe was announced as the tight ends and special teams coordinator at Westwood high school in Blythewood, South Carolina.
I’m excited to join the faculty and coaching staff at Westwood High In Blythewood, South Carolina. I will be the Special Teams Coordinator and coaching the tight ends. I’m gonna miss Tennessee, but God has called me to South Carolina and my family and I are excited for our new adventure,” Lowe said.
Westwood finished the 2019 season with an 8-4 record as they made the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs.
Lowe led FACS to a 23-30 overall record and made the playoffs twice in two different classifications (2016 in Division II-A and 2019 in DII-AA).
The Crusaders are coming off a 5-6 season in which they made the Division II-AA playoffs before losing to BGA in the first round.
The best season under Lowe for FACS was in 2016 as the Crusaders went 8-4 beating Davidson Academy in the first round of the Division II-A playoffs before losing in the Quarterfinals to St. George’s.
Before becoming the head coach in 2015, Lowe served as both the defensive coordinator (2010-11) and offensive coordinator (2012-14) for the Crusaders.
Lowe started his coaching career in 2003 at Westwood and also was an assistant at Craigmont (2004-07), St. Benedict (2008) and Arlington (2009) before coming to FACS.
Waite Joins Cane Ridge Staff
Three months after being fired at East Nashville, Brian Waite will stay in Metro Nashville and has been hired as an defensive assistant at Cane Ridge.
“I am excited to join the outstanding staff at Cane Ridge High School. Coach Woods is an outstanding coach and I am grateful he thinks high enough of me to add me to his staff.
Cane Ridge is one of the premier programs in the state and I look forward to helping achieve on and off the field,” Waite said.
Besides coaching on defense, Waite will also help with the Raven special teams as well.
While at East Nashville, Waite led the Eagles to eight Class 3A playoff appearances (2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019) including seven in a row.
Waite posted a a 62-51 overall record the Eagles are coming off a 9-3 season that ended in a second round playoff loss to Pearl Cohn.
The best season that East Nashville had under Waite was 10-2 in 2018, in the eight playoff appearances, East Nashville won first round playoff games in 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
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