It was like Déjà vu for Jeff Robertson.
Robertson already the Athletic Director was named as the new Riverside head football coach replacing Joel Goff.
It will be the second time that Robertson has been the head football coach at Riverside as he was the Panther head man from 2000-02 where he posted a 19-15 record.
“We are glad to have Coach Jeff Robertson as our new football coach,” Riverside Principal Hugh Smith said. “He has also worked for some very good high school coaches as an assistant in his career and we believe he will do an outstanding job leading our program.”
He left Riverside to be the first football coach in Liberty’s football history where he went 15-25 from 2003-06.
Goff posted a 63-60 record in ten seasons at Riverside and the Panthers made the playoffs four times (2005, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Riverside is coming off a 4-6 season missed the playoffs for the first time in four seasons.
Robertson has had assistant jobs at Lambuth, Humboldt, Jackson Northside, McNairy Central as well as schools in Texas and Mississippi.
Greenback Promotes Jason Hicks To Head Coach
After Justin Ridge resigned to take the William Blount job, Greenback wasted no time naming his successor.
Cherokee Offensive Coordinator Jason Hicks has been promoted and will take over the Greenback program.
“Greenback School is excited to name Jason Hicks as the head football coach,” Greenback Athletic Director Lori Guillemet said. “He has been a vital part of the football program, serving as offensive coordinator and assistant head coach for two seasons.”
“His passion, organization, and enthusiasm are derived from his years playing football for Maryville High School, combined with his nine years service in the U.S. Army, and his previous coaching positions.”
Hicks took the military route after graduating from Maryville in 1995, enlisting in the Army for nine years before going to Tennessee Tech and starting his coaching career.
After graduating from Tennessee Tech, Hicks took his first coaching job at Greenback in 2008 before going to Heritage in 2009 and before returning to Greenback in 2011.
“Jason is the embodiment of Chip Kelly’s “Win the Day” philosophy both in the classroom and on the football field,” Guillemet said. “His leadership skills have inspired students and athletes to do their best every day to work toward their goals.”
Greenback was 30-15 in four years under Ridge and are coming off a 10-2 Class 1A Quarterfinal Appearance in 2012.
Daniel Promoted at Cannon County
T.J. Daniel who served as Offensive Coordinator at his alma mater in 2012 has been named the new head coach at Cannon County.
Daniel who graduated in 2004 from the Woodbury school replaces another Cannon County alma Brent Bush who resigned after a rough 0-10 season that saw the Lions losing streak hit 20.
Cannon County has lost 29 of the last 30 games as their last win came in the 2010 season finale against Upperman.
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Daniel becomes the third coach in the last three years after Bush and Joel Schrenk who is now coaching at Falkville (AL).
Cannon County hasn’t had a winning season or made the playoffs since going 6-5 in 2009.
After playing for Cannon County in high school, Daniel played collegiately at UT-Martin and was part of the Skyhawks only Ohio Valley championship team in 2006.
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