After a brief two year stay, Shane Boggs has resigned at Tennessee High and will return to The Brookwood School (GA) the scene of his greatest triumph.
Boggs was the head coach at Brookwood located in Thomasville, Georgia from 2003 until 2008 and led the Warriors to the GISA Class AA state title in 2007 and an 13-0 undefeated season.
Boggs who replaced Greg Stubbs as Viking head coach was 13-10 in Bristol which includes a 5-5 record in 2011 and a Class 5A Quarterfinal appearance in 2012.
“I’m proud of what we accomplished and how far we came in two short years,” Boggs said. “We made only the school’s fifth Quarterfinal appearance this year and there are a lot of good players coming back to build on it.”
The Vikings went 8-5 in 2012 after missing the playoffs for the first time since 1999 in 2011.
Boggs has a 71-46 overall record and came to Tennessee High from Taylor County (FL) as he led Taylor to a 19-5 combined record in 2009 and 2010.
He is a Sullivan Central graduate and that was a big lure to Tennessee High because of its proximity to his home when he was hired two years ago.
“I wasn’t looking to leave or find another job because this is home,” Boggs said. “Tennessee High is a great school and the Bristol area is such a great school system, I was very happy here, but when Brookwood called it was something I had to look into.”
Boggs' first day at Brookwood will be January 21.
Joe Moos Resigns At Forrest
Joe Moos’ one year tenure as head coach at Forrest is over as he has resigned at the Chapel Hill school and has accepted an assistant coaching position at Lincoln County under friend Don Thomas.
Moos worked under Thomas at Marshall County.
The Rockets were 6-5 and made the Class 2A playoffs under Moos in 2012, they were beaten by Mt. Pleasant in the first round.
"Coach Moos did a good job for us in the classroom as well as on the football field," Forrest Principal Danny Morgan.
"He was an good disciplinarian who stressed work ethic and character as keys to success. He will be missed and I wish him the best of luck in his new position."
Gaddis Hires Old Friend Dan Bland at Peabody
The 2013 Season Finale game between Peabody and Humboldt just got very interesting and will probably be called the “Dan Bland Bowl” after Peabody head coach Joe Gaddis confirmed the Golden Tide has hired Dan Bland as an assistant coach.
Bland was fired as Humboldt head coach last month and the Viking Administration immediately named Dorian “Junior” Reid as the new coach.
Bland has a 174-101 overall coaching record and this will be the second time he has coached under his good friend Gaddis whom Bland coached at old Jackson High in 1967-69.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have him aboard both personally and professionally,” Gaddis said.
The Peabody football program will benefit greatly from the experience and knowledge that Coach Bland brings to the program.”
Bland coached under Gaddis at Pascagoula (MS) for two years in 1999 and 2000 while Gaddis got his coaching under Bland at Tullahoma from 1976 to 1979 and then again at Farragut from 1980 to 1982, before Gaddis got his first head coaching job at Tullahoma in 1983.
“We couldn’t let the opportunity to pair Joe Gaddis and Dan Bland pass,” Peabody Principal Tim Haney said. “Along with the other coaches who populate our staff, we feel we have as solid a coaching staff as there is in the state.”
Peabody ends the regular season with a visit to Humboldt on November 1.
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