Tom Turchetta was conflicted.
The Mt. Juliet assistant coach loved being at Mt. Juliet working under Roger Perry but the competitor in him wanted to be a head coach again.
Tuesday night the competitor in Turchetta will meet the players and parents at Spring Hill high school as he was named the new head man of the Raider football program.
He replaces Jason Scharsch who was let go last November after compiling a 16-35 record in five years as head coach.
The Raiders are coming off a 0-10 season in 2012 which prompted the change.
Turchetta served as Mt. Juliet's defensive line coach in 2012.
"It was really a tough decision to leave Mt. Juliet because (Mt. Juliet) coach Roger Perry and principal Mel Brown are two of the best people on the planet," Turchetta said.
"But how Marshall County ended really left a bad taste in my mouth and I wanted to see if I could be a head coach again and I'm really excited about the prospects of the Spring Hill program."
The Spring Hill job will be his third head coaching job as he was at Marshall County in 2010 and 2011 and North Miami Beach (FL) in 1975-78.
"We are excited beyond words to attract a coach with the experiences and credentials that Coach Turchetta brings to Spring Hill," Spring Hill principal Richard Callahan said.
""He is coming into a community that is hungry to have a competitive football program again and I trust that he can get Raider football back into the consistent and respected ranks."
Turchetta complied a 13-11 record at Marshall County and before coming to Lewisburg was the defensive coordinator at Columbia for three seasons from 2007-09.
He has 28 years of college football experience as an assistant coach with stops at Wyoming, UTEP, Pittsburgh, Memphis State, Temple, Kentucky State, East Tennessee State University and Kentucky.
He also was a graduate assistant at the University of Miami.
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