CCS Head Football Coach Barry Loyal Steps Aside

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Chattanooga Christian School's first head football coach has stepped aside leaving another high school football vacancy in the area.

Loyal came to CCS in 2006 from Montgomery, Ala. and was hired to begin a junior varsity program that eventually grew into a full varsity team. 

Loyal also served as the JV basketball coach for several years at CCS and teaches physical education in the middle school. 

CCS is 13-37 in the past five varsity seasons.  They were 3-7 last year. 

The announcement was first made to players on Monday.

The school recently built a $4.5 million football/soccer complex and named it after longtime teacher and soccer coach David Stanton.  The Charger football team's first game on the field was a 48-6 win over Lookout Valley.  The win gave CCS a 2-0 start to the season after a win over Grace in Week 0. 

 CCS Upperschool Head Bryant Black released a statement this week.

"The CCS Administration would like to express its deep appreciation for Coach Loyal’s faithful and sacrificial service over the past eight years," Black said.  "His deep commitment to his players and his personal integrity will leave a lifelong legacy in the young men that he has served as the varsity head coach."




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