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The Right Call: Lipscomb Academy Removes Interim Tag, Tillman Head Coach

Scott Tillman will no longer have to wonder if he will lead the Lipscomb Academy football program in the future.

On Wednesday, he got his answer as he was named the permanent head football coach at Lipscomb Academy after coaching the 2013 season as the Interim head coach.

Tillman, 41, was named as the Interim head coach after the sudden death of legendary Tennessee coach Glenn McCadams last March.

"One of the most difficult moments of my time at Lipscomb Academy was last spring when our community experienced the sudden loss of longtime Mustang football coach Glenn McCadams," Lipscomb Academy Headmaster Mike Hammond said in a statement released by the school. "In the months following that loss, Scott Tillman led the program through the process of moving forward as interim coach. During this time, Scott provided stability for the program while advancing the legacy of excellence on and off the field."

McCadams owned a 319-112 overall record and won three state championships at Lipscomb Academy two in Class 2A (1994 and 2002) and one in 3A in 2007 as the Mustangs made seven title game appearances.

His win total places him sixth on the all time coaching list for the Volunteer State.

In his 31 seasons at Lipscomb Academy, he posted a 288-100 record and the Mustangs made the playoffs 21 times including 18 straight years from 1993-2010.

Tillman who has served as the offensive line coach for the Mustangs the last 19 years led Lipscomb Academy to an 8-3 record and a berth in the Class 3A playoffs in 2013, where they lost a heartbreaker to East Nashville 22-21 in the first round.

"In the final analysis, Coach Tillman emerged as the person who met and exceeded expectations for the ideal candidate to serve as head high school football coach at Lipscomb Academy. Coach Tillman is a person of integrity who has a heart for our mission and a competitive spirit to develop a championship program. But even more important, he has an ability to see the program as a ministry to develop Christian men and a vision for the new era of Mustang football," Hammonds continued.

Hall Out As Head Coach at Ezell Harding
After two seasons at Ezell Harding, Calvin Hall is out as head coach of the Eagle program.

"Yes, we are in the market for a new head football coach we wish Coach Hall all the best in the future," Ezell President Ronnie Rummage said.

Hall, a former Gallatin and University of Alabama wide receiver was hired to restore the Eagle program but he went 7-14 in his two years.

Ezell Harding made the Division II-A playoffs in 2012 as they went 5-6 but the Eagles fell back to 2-8 this year.

Before coming to Ezell, Hall was the wide receivers coach at LaVergne in 2011 and has previously served as an assistant as his alma mater Gallatin in 2000 and at Beech for two seasons in 2001-2002.

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