Mike Dickerson knows the Smith County program and has been very loyal over the years.
All the loyalty has paid off for Dickerson who was named the new head football coach on Friday.
He replaces Jimmy Maynord who resigned in January to take over the Cookeville program.
Maynord led Smith County to an 8-3 record in 2012 and was 133-39 in Carthage in his 14 seasons there.
Dickerson has been an assistant in Carthage for 18 years and Smith County principal Steve Robbins saw that as a positive for the hire.
"He knows the program inside and out and is very well known and well thought of in this community," Robbins said. "We are all excited for him and for the future of Smith County Football. He is very dependable and driven to take our program upward as we build on our past success."
Dickerson is now in charge of a program that is a constant in the playoffs as the Owls have one of the longest consecutive playoff streaks in the state as they have made it 17 straight seasons.
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