Travis Olinger has been announced as the new Tiger head coach as Whitwell will look to defend their Class 1A state title.
“WHS is proud to announce Travis Olinger as our head football coach and Travis was a part of the 2018 championship team as an assistant coach and we feel Travis will continue to lead the program in the right direction,” Whitwell Principal Teena Casseday said.
“Our players are excited and ready to get to work on another successful season.”
Olinger, 43 will replace Randall Boldin who left the program last month to take over the football program at Waverly, his Alma mater.
In his two seasons as head coach at Whitwell, Boldin posted a 26-2 record as the Tigers won the state title in 2018 and made the Quarterfinals in 2017.
In the Tigers 1A state title run last season they outscored their opponents 616 (41.1) to 154 (10.3) and finished undefeated at 15-0 defeating Cornersville 7-6 to win the school’s first football state title.
“I am very excited for the opportunity that I have at Whitwell. We have a great staff and community. I know we have some pretty big shoes to fill and Coach Boldin has laid a great foundation for the program and the staff and I look forward to helping it grow,” Olinger said.
Before coming to Whitwell last season as the defensive line coach, Olinger previously coached 12 years (2006-17) at East Ridge his Alma mater.
There are currently 12 programs looking for a head coach they are: Bolton, Cloudland, Coffee County, Covington, East Robertson, Hamilton, Manassas, McMinn Central, Morristown East, Nashville Overton, Tellico Plains and White Station
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