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Woodrow Lowe Jr. Hired as New Football Coach at Bolivar

Woodrow Lowe Jr. served as Bolivar's Defensive Coordinator in 2012.

A little more than a year later, Lowe Jr. will be back on campus in a new role.

Lowe Jr., 38, has been named as the new head football coach at Bolivar replacing Keith Perry who resigned two months after a decade of leading the program.

"I was here before for just a short time but I made close relationships with the administration as well as the kids." Lowe Jr. said. "I had a good experience here and when the job came open, it was definitely one I wanted to get."

The Tigers were 3-7 last season.

"We conducted some great interviews and had some quality applicants but when it came down to the hiring it was Coach Lowe," a Bolivar Principal Jeff Barnes said. "He is a quality individual that brings knowledge, a great work ethic and enthusiasm to the football program."

Lowe served as the Defensive Coordinator last year at Rossville Christian in Memphis and is currently the head baseball coach at Rossville as well.

Before heading to Tennessee in 2012, Lowe Jr., also served as the Defensive Coordinator for his dad Woodrow Lowe Sr. at Phenix City Central high school in 2010-11.

Before joining his dad at Phenix City, he served as the head football coach at Selmar (AL) high school for three seasons taking the school to two playoff appearances.

He also worked as an assistant coach for the now defunct Ottawa Renegades in the Canadian Football League.

His dad Woodrow Lowe, Sr. Is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and was a three-time All- American (1973-75) playing linebacker for Bear Bryant at Alabama.

He also played for 11 seasons (1976-1986) for the San Diego Chargers as well.

Lowe Jr.'s wife Zaneta, is the Chief Consumer Investigator Reporter for WREG-TV 3 in Memphis.

Currently there are open jobs at Marshall County, Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Juliet Christian, Northeast, Middle Tennessee Christian, Fairley and Jackson Christian as schools currently looking for a head coach.

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