Forrest principal Danny Morgan was able to get a former Rocket coach to come back to Chapel Hill.
Morgan has announced the hiring of former Forrest Defensive Coordinator Brian Coleman as the new Rocket coach.
Coleman, 36, also graduated from Forrest in 1994 and is excited to get started in Chapel Hill.
"I just want to thank Danny Morgan (Forrest principal) and Mrs. Abernathy (Marshall County superintendent) for this great opportunity," Coleman said. "I am very honored and excited to be the head coach at Forrest High School."
Coleman has spend the last two seasons at Class 6A power Riverdale first coaching safeties in 2011 and this season he moved over to coach the Defensive Line.
Leaving Riverdale was a tough decision for Coleman to make.
"It was a tough decision to leave such a great program like Riverdale," Coleman said. "The coaching staff at Riverdale is very hard working and they have a great work ethic. I have made many life long friends with the staff here at Riverdale."
The Forrest Administration is excited about Coleman as well.
" We are excited to have Coach Coleman back home in Chapel Hill," Morgan said.
Coleman started his coaching career at Marshall County under current Marion County coach Mac McCurry in 2000.
He stayed at Marshall County until the 2006, then moved to his alma mater in 2008 and stayed in Chapel Hill until joining Ron Adyelott's staff in 2011.
Coleman replaces Joe Moos who spent just one season in Chapel Hill and led the Rockets to a 6-5 record and a Class 2A playoff berth in 2012.
Moos accepted an assistant coach's job at Lincoln County under friend and former Marshall County coach Don Thomas.
Coleman will install the Wing T on offense and the Rockets will run the 3-4 on defense.
Karcher Reverses Field Will Not Coach At King's Academy
A week after thinking they had found their head football coach, King's Academy is now looking for another leader for their football program.
Ken Karcher who had agreed to be the King's Academy coach last week has now
decided against coming to coach at the Seymour private school.
Karcher who had been the Offensive Coordinator at Eastern Michigan last season and is an ex-NFL quarterback received another head coaching offer over the weekend.
He then called King's Academy Athletic Director Marc Weekly to rescind his commitment to coach at King's Academy.
“It is with deep regret that our family will not be joining The King's Academy family," Karcher said. "We appreciate everything that the school did to accommodate our family. After much prayer and consideration we decided that our current family dynamics require us to pursue other opportunities."
Although Disappointed, King's Academy will move forward.
"We had already engaged in discussions with several other candidates, and we will continue to seek the right person for the job.” Weekly said.
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