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Warren County and Clarksville High Looking For Head Coaches

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Warren County is officially looking for another head football coach as Tommy Johnson has resigned after four seasons.

The Pioneers are coming off a 1-9 year and Johnson was 7-33 in his four years in McMinnville.

The Pioneers lone win this season came in a 32-21 win over Coffee County.

The Coffee County job is currently open as well.

"We (myself and the administration) felt that I had done all that I could do for this program," Johnson said. "I am grateful to the Warren county community and players and I wish them the very best."

The last winning season for Warren County was way back in 1990, when the Pioneers went 8-3.

Grider Headed To Coach Coahulla Creek
Vic Grider said last season when he stepped down as South Pittsburg football coach that it was going to take the right situation for him to get back into coaching.

Enter Coahulla Creek in Dalton, Georgia.

Grider who is the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director still at South Pittsburg has been named the new head football coach at Coahulla Creek.

He replaces Jared Hamlin who was let go after posting back to back 2-8 seasons after starting the program in 2011.

Coahulla Creek, a Class 3A public school in Whitfield County, Georgia was built in 2011.

Now the Colts have a state winning coach in Grider, 47, who posted a 162-43 record at his alma mater including three 1A state titles in 1999, 2007 and 2010.

Before becoming the head coach at South Pittsburg, Grider won a fourth state title in 1994 as the Pirates Defensive Coordinator.

“This past season was a good time for me to step away and recharge my batteries,” Grider told the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

"Coaches love challenges and I was ready for a new one. There’s no two ways around it, this is going to be a challenge. But we’ll roll up our sleeves and get to work.

“South Pittsburg will always be my home and I’m proud of everything we accomplished there. I was not out actively looking for a job, but when this one came along things just fell into place and it felt like the right opportunity to get back into it. I’m not getting any younger and you only get so many great opportunities and this is one of those for me and my family.”

Busbee Resigns at Clarksville
After three seasons as head coach, Ken Busbee has resigned at Clarksville.

Former Wildcat coach Derek Crass has been named as the interim coach until the school can hire a new coach.

Crass who has been the head coach before has no interest in the job.

"I did not coach football as an assistant the last three years and I have no plans to apply," Crass said. " I have been asked to keep the program running until a head coach is announced."

In the three seasons as head coach, Busbee complied a 14-17 record and the Wildcats are coming off a 4-6 record, in a year they started the season 0-5.

This year already there are 21 schools looking for new head coaches.

Warren County and Clarksville joins Halls, Howard, Raleigh Egypt, Unicoi County, Nashville Overton, Marion County, Davidson Academy, Waverly, Kirby, Chattanooga Central, Coffee County, Jackson Christian, Knoxville Central, Seymour, Karns, Portland, Summit and Richland as schools currently looking for a head coach.

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