Rayna Stewart was finally ready to be a head football coach now he has that chance in Metro Nashville.
Stewart, 39, was named as the new head coach at Whites Creek replacing Scott Murray who resigned and is now the head coach at Hunters Lane.
"It's such a privilege to be a head coach and to be a head coach in the city of Nashville is what I was looking for," Stewart said.
"I was able to meet some of the players already and I came away very impressed by them and I can't wait to get started."
Stewart will finish the year out at BGA as he is the head track coach for the Wildcats but he will hold spring practice at Whites Creek in May.
The Cobras were 1-9 in 2012 and 5-15 in Murray's two seasons at Whites Creek.
Stewart has coached at the high school, college and pro levels as he spend the last two seasons at Battle Ground Academy.
Before coming to BGA, Stewart was the quality control coach for the Tennessee Titans for the 2009-10 seasons.
Stewart also coached on the college level as he was a defensive graduate assistant at Northwestern University in 2007-08.
He then spent a year at both Cleveland (CA) high school in Los Angeles in 2006 and at Chicago (IL) Hope Academy in 2005.
Stewart was an All-American defensive back at Northern Arizona before being drafted by the then Houston Oilers in the 1996 NFL Draft.
He played for the Oilers for two years and also played for the Miami Dolphins and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
He got his first coaching job at Centennial High School and spent four years from 2001-04 at the Cougar program before going to Chicago Hope Academy.
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