Four days after Chattanooga Central Principal Finley King announced that KiJuan Ware would not be the head football coach in 2014, the Purple Pounders have found their coach.
Ryan Mallory, who has coached at the University of Memphis as a graduate assistant has been tabbed as the leader of the Purple Pounder football program.
He is also an assistant coach for the Purple Pounder wrestling program as well.
Mallory played at the University of Memphis and later was a graduate assistant for the Tigers (2003-05) focusing on the offensive side and during that time Memphis made three bowl game appearances.
He also coached at his alma mater Seattle O'Dea (WA) in 2002 before returning to Memphis as a graduate assistant.
Mallory has also coached at Union City and North Brunswick (NJ).
Please join me in welcoming Ryan Mallory as our Head football coach at Central High School," King said in a press release. "We look forward to Ryan’s leadership in our football program."
Mallory is the son of a football coach as his dad Rick is currently the Tight Ends and Offensive Tackles coach at Middle Tennessee State and he also was drafted and play five years for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1980s.
About a month ago, Central had named Ware as the head coach to replace John Allen who resigned and has since taken the coaching job at Powell.
But the announcement came down last Thursday that Ware would not be joining the program reopening the job.
Currently there are open jobs at Morristown East, Cascade, Mt. Pleasant and Dresden as schools currently looking for a head coach.
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