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Chattanooga Central Hires Former Eastern Michigan OC KiJuan Ware as Head Coach

After nearly a five month search, Chattanooga Central has finally found their new leader of the Purple Pounder football program.

KiJuan Ware, 38, who has been an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at the college level for the past 11 years has been hired as the new head coach at Chattanooga Central.

He replaces John Allen who resigned in December and is the new head football coach at Powell.

The Purple Pounders are coming off a 4-7 record a berth in the Class 4A playoffs.

This will be Ware's first head coaching job as his only other high school experience was being the offensive coordinator at Thomas Weaver (Conn.) high school from 1997-2002.

"I am pleased to announce Coach KiJuan Ware," Chattanooga Central Principal Finley King said. "He will be coming back at some point next week and we will make sure to have a time for you to greet him and welcome him into our Central family."

Since leaving the high school scene, Ware has been on the college circuit working on such staffs as Springfield College (2002-04), Dartmouth (2004-06), Georgetown College (2006-08), Notre Dame Offensive Graduate Assistant (2008-09), Miami (Ohio) (2009-10), Western Illinois (2011-12) and Eastern Michigan (2013).

Currently there are open jobs at Mt. Juliet Christian, Northeast, Hickman County, Middle Tennessee Christian, Bolivar, Fairley and Jackson Christian as schools currently looking for a head coach.

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