After spending time in Chattanooga earlier in his coaching career, Mac Bryan is on his way back to the Scenic City.
Bryan was announced as the Owls new coach by Ooltewah Principal Mark Bean this afternoon.
"We are very fortunate to be able to hire Coach Bryan, he brings him a wealth of knowledge in not only the high school but college level," Bean said.
"He's a good fit for our school, our student athletes and I have all the confidence he will take our program to the next level."
Bryan will hit the ground running and will report to work on Monday.
Bryan has been the Co-Offensive Coordinator at UT-Martin for the last three years and has served as a head high school football coach in both North and South Carolina.
He has complied a 44-76 record in three stops as head coach.
Bryan served as an assistant coach at UTC for seasons from 2001-03.
He replaces Shannon Williams who resigned to take an assistants job at Walton (FL) High School.
Williams was hired to replace Benny Monroe in 2010 and complied a 21-16 in those three seasons including Class 5A playoff trips in 2011 and 2012.
The Owls are coming off a 9-4 season in which they made the Quarterfinals.
Bryan's first high school head coaching jobs was at Boiling Springs (SC) from 1994-2001 where he had a 29-66 record but despite the overall losing record took the Bulldogs to the Class 4A playoffs six of his eight seasons.
Bryan also coached at Emerald (SC) in 2005 and the Vikings went 11-3 and advanced to the Semifinals of the Class 2A playoffs.
He also coached at Enka high school (NC) for the 2009 and was 4-7 before resigning and taking the UT Martin job.
He has also been the head coach at Pikeville College (KY) and Lees McRae (NC).
While at Lees McRae, Bryan led his squad to three consecutive Coastal conference titles from 1986-88.
The Lees McRae football program was dropped in 1994.
He has also coached at Newberry College and Southern Mississippi as well.
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