After an extensive three month search to find their new football coach, Knoxville Central have found their guy.
Bryson Rosser, a New Jersey native who played at Tennessee State and coached later at Hillsboro and Oak Ridge has been named the Bobcats new coach.
Rosser, 30, replaces Joe Hassell who was fired after going 13-18 in three years as head coach.
"I'm really excited about getting the job here," Rosser said. "Tennessee has been a great place for good coaching opportunities for me so I'm glad to be back."
"I'm in the process of relocating now and hopefully I'll be moved down to Knoxville next month so I can get in front of the kids and get started."
Rosser spent the last two years at his alma mater Hackensack, (NJ) as the offensive coordinator.
“We are excited to have Bryson Rosser join the Central High School family as an educator and Head Football Coach," Central Principal Jody Goins said via press release.
Central finished 4-6 in 2013 after making the Class 5A playoffs in 2012.
Rosser, the son of a high school football coach was the quarterback for the Comets and Hackensack won back to back North Section Group IV titles in 1999 and 2000.
"Coach Rosser is an enthusiastic and innovative football coach with unlimited potential. He will work tirelessly to produce a product that our community will be proud of on the field and off the field," Central AD J.D. Lambert said.
He played quarterback for Tennessee State from 2001-05 and was the leading passer for Tigers in both the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
He stayed at Tennessee St. and was a offensive graduate assistant in 2006-07 while pursuing his Masters Degree.
He was an assistant coach at Hillsboro in 2008 and the Burros won the Class 4A state title beating Maryville 10-7.
Rosser then went to Oak Ridge in 2009 with then Wildcat coach Scott Blade and stayed there for three years before going home to Hackensack in 2012.
"Bryson Rosser will make an excellent addition to Knox Central High School," Blade said "His knowledge of the game and passion for young people is outstanding. The program will be in good hands under his leadership."
Currently there are open jobs at Pickett County, Hickman County, Hixson, Whitwell, Middle Tennessee Christian, Clay County, Bolivar, Fairley, Ezell Harding, Clarksville, Nashville Overton, Marion County, Chattanooga Central and Jackson Christian as schools currently looking for a head coach.
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