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Portland Promotes Defensive Coordinator Greg Cavanah to Head Coach

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After serving as the Defensive Coordinator at Portland last season, Greg Cavanah will now lead the Panther program.

This afternoon, Cavanah was introduced as the new head football coach at Portland replacing Traye Aric who resigned in late November.

"First and foremost Coach Cavanah has a ton of experience as he has coached across the state of Kentucky for a long time before coming to us this year," Portland Principal David Woods said.

"He also is a very even keeled guy who is never high or low and he knows what the program is about and what is ahead of him."

Aric was 5-26 in his three years at Portland and the Panthers are coming off an 0-10 campaign and have a 12 game losing streak headed into the 2014 season.

In 2012, Aric led the Panthers to the Class 5A playoffs as they won five games that season.

For Cavanah, the Panther job will be his second head coaching gig as he was the head coach at Greenwood (KY) high school from 2010 to 2012 and complied a 19-14 record for the Gators.

The best year for Cavanah was in 2012 when the Gators went 8-3 and under Cavanah made back to back Class 5A playoff appearances.

So far this offseason Portland joins Coffee County (Ryan Sulkowski), Howard (Mark Teague), Karns (Tobi Kilgore) and Lenoir City (Jeff Cortez) as schools who have already hired new coaches.

There are now 20 schools in Carter, Perry County, Powell, Monterey, Warren County,
Clarksville, Halls, Raleigh Egypt, Unicoi County, Nashville Overton, Marion County, Davidson Academy, Waverly, Kirby, Chattanooga Central, Jackson Christian, Knoxville Central, Seymour, Summit and Richland as schools currently looking for a head coach.

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