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Summit Selects Brian Coleman As Second Football Coach In School History

It was an opportunity that Brian Coleman couldn't pass up, but that doesn't mean it wasn't a tough decision.

Especially when your alma mater is involved.

Coleman, 37, has been named as the new head football coach at Summit replacing Scot Keasler who resigned in September but finished the season.

Keasler who came from Smyrna was the first head football coach at Summit finished 4-26 in his three years there.

Coleman coached at his alma mater Forrest and led the Rockets to an 8-4 record in 2013.

The Rockets earned a berth in the Class 2A playoffs where they were defeated by lrunner up Adamsville in the second round.

"It was very difficult to leave my alma mater," Coleman said. "The kids at Forrest made my decision tough because they are outstanding kids that work hard and did everything we asked them to do."

The Spartans started the 2013 season with a 28-6 win over Spring Hill but then proceeded to lose the last nine games of the year to finished the season 1-9.

"The Summit job is a great opportunity. There is support from the administration, athletic director, and community," Coleman said.

Coleman, a 1994 Forrest graduate came to Forrest from Riverdale where he spend the 2011 and 2012 seasons there.

He started his coaching career at Marshall County in 2000 and was there until 2006.

He took a year off from coaching in 2007 at before going to Forrest as an assistant a year later.

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