Zion Christian will be looking for a new leader of their football program as Brad Lowery resigned his post on Friday.
Lowery spent 12 total years at Zion Christian with the last four as the leader of the Eagle football program.
He resigned so he could spend more time at his church as he serves as the Senior Pastor at New Prospect Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg and he holds a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Andersonville Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as well as a Master’s Degree in Theology.
“First and foremost, Brad has been a blessing to Zion for the last 12 years. Brad was thought of by his players and peers as a man of God. He taught the Christian principles to his players that we value you here at Zion. He was valued greatly because of his impeccable character, and integrity by all of us. He did a great job coaching our football teams, he took what he had and put his players in a position to be successful,” Zion Christian Athletic Director Derek Boyd said.
“He also understood as a coach that God will not judged us on wins and losses but what we are doing to expand His Kingdom.”
“He resigned Friday. He met with the players and told them he needed to spend more time with his church and school his church runs now. His school numbers are growing at his church and he needs to be more involved. He told the players if he could not be all in he could not expect them to be all in.”
The Eagles finished the 2020 season 5-5 and Zion was 15-23 in Lowery’s four seasons and the last time the Eagles made the playoffs was in 2012.
“Brad will be greatly missed by us, but when God calls you to do something else- you answer the call. We wish him nothing but God’s blessings and appreciate everything he has done for our kids, coaches, parents and all of the Zion community. His leadership will be missed,” Boyd said.
Currently eight schools in Brainerd, Cumberland Gap, Hunters Lane, John Overton, KIPP Academy, Northwest, South Pittsburg and Zion Christian are looking for a head coach.
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