Area High Schools Fill Head Coaching Positions

South Pittsburg, LaFayette, Sequatchhie Hire Football Coaches

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - by special report to chattanoogan.com

South Pittsburg, LaFayette and Sequatchie County recently hired new head football coaches.

SOUTH PITTSBURG: Ricky Ross, after serving five years at Calhoun's defensive coordinator, has been chosen to succeed Vic Grider.

Ross has helped lead the Calhoun Yellow Jackets to eight straight region titles.During a 29-game wining streak over the 2011-12 seasons, Calhoun's defense allowed just five opponents to score more than 14 points.

LAFAYETTE: Chad Fisher, who turned the program around at Gordon Centeral, is the new head football coach.

Fisher spent the past five seasons at Gordon Central, where his teams made the state playoffs the past two years. He also served as the offensive coordinator at Ringgold High.

SEQUATCHIE COUNTY: Ken Colquette has been hired to succeed Chad Barger.

Colquette was first a successful head coach at Bridgeport (Ala.) before taking over at Marion County in 1980 and guiding that program to four state championships. The Warriors were state runners-up twice and had just one losing season in his term. During one stretch in the mid-1990s, they went 56-1.

Barger, who resigned shortly after last season's 2-8 finish, the first losing record in Barger's five-year tenure. Barger, who compiled a 29-26 overall record with the Indians.


PHOTOS: Lady Wildcats Down Silverdale

Dalton To Host Cross Country Meet Friday At Prater’s Mill

Dalton State cross country teams will open the 2015 season this Friday, Sept. 4, hosting the first ever local meet.  The Dalton State Twilight Cross Country Classic will begin with a 5K women’s event at 5:00 p.m. and end with an 8K men’s race at 6:00 p.m. “We are very excited to host the first Dalton State cross country meet,” Roadrunner Co-Coach Andy Meyer said. “The ... (click for more)

Hutcheson Medical Center Seeking Court Approval To Sell Trenton Family Practice For $350,000

Hutcheson Medical Center, continuing to make cost-cutting measures, is seeking court approval to sell the Trenton Family Practice at Trenton, Ga., for $350,000. Ted Rumley, county executive for Dade County, said the medical center is so important for the county that officials have arranged for the Dade County Industrial Development Authority to buy it. He said arrangements ... (click for more)

Sheriff Hammond Says Chattanooga Shooting Was Illustration Of "Islam Terrorism"

"Communism with a god.” That’s how Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond sees Islam.   He also said Muslims are aiming to overtake Tennessee. He said, "They want Tennessee. They are building mosques as fast as they can."   In an address to the Pachyderm Club on Monday, Sheriff Hammond spoke again to the community on the effects of radical Islam and the dangers ... (click for more)

Sheriff Hammond Is Right On The Muslim Threat

Sheriff Hammond is exactly correct on the Muslims in Tennessee.  He sees with clear eyes the problem with the Muslims in our state and country.  They do want to take over Tennessee.  Our politicians are selling us down the river and allowing the trouble makers to dig in like tics and suck out the life's blood of our Constitution and take us over.  They ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My September Garden

As we begin the annual pilgrimage into fall, I walk through my garden and, in the spirit of Orchids and Onions, I see colorful mums starting to flower at the same time dried-up weeds are begging to be pulled. So as we turn the calendar to September, here are some things that catch my eye: A COLORFUL MUM to Chattanooga State for unveiling the Michael Hennen Hospitality Center in ... (click for more)