Joe Gaddis is coming back to the place of that he calls home.
On Monday, Gaddis was named as the new coach at Oak Ridge where he previously served as head coach from 1988-98.
"Oak Ridge is a very special place to me, a place I will always call home, I'm thrilled about bring back," Gaddis said.
"But Trenton is a great town as well and it was hard to leave Peabody but Oak Ridge has the best football tradition in the state and it was hardto say no to that."
He takes over for Scott Blade who resigned after four seasons to take over at Independence.
Blade complied a 35-15 record at Oak Ridge and the Wildcats finished 10-2 in 1012.
Gaddis found great success at Oak Ridge the first time around as he posted a 119-24 record which includes the 1991 Class AAA state title.
Gaddis' record of 119-24 is the best in the history of Oak Ridge.
While at Oak Ridge, Gaddis led the Wildcats to ten playoff appearances in his 11 years as coach and the team produced nine 10 wins or more seasons.
Gaddis has a 257-112 overall record as a head coach.
Gaddis in his only year at Peabody led the Golden Tide to a 9-4 record and a Class 2A Quarterfinal berth.
Before coming to Peabody, he spend the 2010-11 seasons at Lexington High School in Lexington, North Carolina where the Yellow Jackets went 11-13 but made the Class 2A playoffs both seasons.
Before going to Lexington, Gaddis took Henry County to three straight Class 4A semifinals and had a 53-23 record in six years in Paris.
After Oak Ridge, Gaddis left the Volunteer state for a two year run at Pascagoula high school in Mississippi going 9-13 in those two years.
After leaving Pascagoula, he headed up the program at Austin high school in Decatur, Alabama for three seasons going 18-15 in those years before heading back to Tennessee and Henry County.
Gaddis began his head coaching career at Tullahoma in 1983 and complied a 38-20 record in four years there.
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