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Jeremy Austin Promoted to Head Football Coach at Moore County

Jeremy Austin just added another head coaching responsibility to his plate.

Austin, 34, already the head softball coach at Moore County has been named as the new head football coach as well.

"I am humbled and blessed for this opportunity to take over as the head football coach at Moore County high school," Austin said.

"We have a great group of young men who have bought in to the program and the expectations we have established. Moore County is a special place to coach and and a special place to call home."

Austin is a 1997 Moore County graduate so he know what the program expects.

"Coach Austin is our new head coach and I believe he is a great choice to lead our program into the future," Moore County Principal Buddy Smith said. "He is disciplined, energetic, and hard working."

"Most importantly, he is a man of integrity and loyalty to the Raider Nation. I believe he will make his players competitive on the field and in life after they leave our school," Smith continued. He is a proven leader and we are proud of his dedication to our students and our community."

He replaces Scott Smith, who resigned after the season and has since taken the Warren County job.

Smith had spent the last four seasons in Lynchburg compiling a 30-16 record, including a 6-6 record in 2013.

Austin has served as Defensive Coordinator since 2010 and the Raiders are coming off four straight Class 1A playoff appearances.

Austin started his coaching career at Cascade High School in 1999 as a volunteer assistant and moved his way up the coaching ladder.

He served as the Champions defensive coordinator from 2004 to 2008.

He left Cascade to became the Defensive Coordinator at Dade County High School in Trenton, Georgia in 2008-2009 before coming back home to Lynchburg in 2010.

Currently there are open jobs at Chattanooga Christian, Hickman County, Hixson, Whitwell, Middle Tennessee Christian, Clay County, Bolivar, Fairley, Clarksville Northwest, Ezell Harding, Red Bank, Perry County, Clarksville, Unicoi County, Nashville Overton, Marion County, Chattanooga Central, Jackson Christian and Knoxville Central as schools currently looking for a head coach.

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