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Chad Barger Leaving Clay County for Coahulla Creek (GA)

Chad Barger is known as a rebuilder, now he will be to build a high school football program.

Barger has been hired as the second coach in Coahulla Creek history replacing Jared Hamlin who started the program three years ago but was fired after posting a 4-16 record in two varsity seasons.

The Colts are coming off a 2-8 year their second varsity season in 2013.

"It's very exciting to be able to build a program, from the start it was a great opportunity for me and the community is really behind the team," Barger said.

"After interviewing and taking a look around I felt like it was the perfect place."

Barger spent the 2013 season at Clay County where the Bulldogs went 3-7.

Before coming to Clay County, Barger spent five years at Sequatchie County where he posted a 29-26 record and the Indians made four consecutive playoff appearances (2008-11).

The season before arriving in Dunlap, Sequatchie County finished 1-9, all Barger did was turn it around and the Indians made the playoffs in 2008.

He also was the head coach at Cannon County from 2005-07 and led the Lions to a 6-5 record in 2007 and a win in a bowl game for their first winning season since 1979.

He served as the Offensive and Defensive coordinator for Sequatchie County from 2001 until 2004 and is a 1996 Bledsoe County graduate.

Currently there are open jobs at Clay County, Bolivar, Munford, Fairley, Clarksville Northwest, Ezell Harding, Red Bank, Briarcrest, Bearden, Carter, Perry County, Powell, Monterey, Clarksville, Halls, Raleigh Egypt, Unicoi County, Nashville Overton, Marion County, Davidson Academy, Kirby, Waverly, Chattanooga Central, Jackson Christian, Knoxville Central and Richland as schools currently looking for a head coach.

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