Rob Spence Named Chattanooga Christian School Head Football Coach

Friday, February 28, 2014
- photo by Rutgers Athletics

Rob Spence has been hired as the next varsity head coach of the Chattanooga Christian School Chargers football program.

Coach Spence, a former offensive coordinator at both Clemson and Syracuse, brings a wealth of high school and college football coaching experience to CCS. 

Nationally recognized for his offensive prowess, his teams have been ranked in the top 25 in the NCAA in multiple offensive categories during his career, highlighted by his Clemson Tigers’ #1 ranked offense in the ACC, several single season quarterback records at Syracuse University, and his Bethune Cookman #5 ranked rushing offense in the NCAA FCS division.

Spence replaces Barry Royal who stepped down as CCS head coach earlier this month.

Current NFL quarterbacks Charlie Whitehurst, Bruce Gradkowski and Luke McCown, Raiders wide receivers Rod Streater and Jacoby Ford, and Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller have all benefited from Coach Spence’s tutelage. 

His extensive experience at the collegiate level is tempered by his high school head coaching experience building Iona Prep into a New York State powerhouse high school program.  He has spent his summers serving middle school and high school players at quarterback clinics and summer camps throughout his collegiate career and has been a regular speaker on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes national circuit.

Coach Spence said, "I am thrilled at both the opportunity and challenge to serve the community at CCS. It is exciting to continue to build a program that is committed to challenging young men to grow, not only in the field of competition, but in every facet  of mind, body, and spirit."

CCS officials said, "With Coach Spence’s arrival, the addition of David Stanton Stadium, and the planned construction of a new field house and strength and conditioning facility, we look forward to building a great tradition in Chargers football."


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