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High School Scoop - Friday January 18, 2019

Friday January 18, 2019


Lipscomb Academy (TN): Former NFL quarterback and ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer is set to become Lipscomb's head coach, according to Brent Dougherty of 104.5 The Zone in Nashville.

Ambridge (PA): Don Phillips has been hired as head coach. He replaces Terry George who was not retained after three seasons.

Etowah (AL): Tuscaloosa County (AL) head coach John Holladay has accepted a similar post at Etowah.

West Mifflin (PA): Steel Valley (Munhall, Pa.) head coach Rod Steele has been named head coach.

Westbrook Christian (AL): After stepping down at Etowah (AL), Drew Noles has accepted the head job at Westbrook Christian.

Santa Margarita Catholic (CA): Santa Margarita Catholic High School is now accepting applications for varsity head football coach. This is a full-time, 12-month, classified, exempt position with benefits in South Orange County California. SMCHS has a rich football tradition including four league championships, three CIF championships, and one state championship. The Eagles boast four CIF Players of the Year including Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer, class of 1998. Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and a classified employment application to Pat Mollica, Director of Human Resources at The classified employment application can be found on the school’s web site at Perspective coaches should possess a Bachelor’s degree with a Master Degree preferred with head coaching and/or coordinating experience. The application deadline is Monday, February 4, at 5pm.

Bealeton (VA): Liberty High School is looking for assistant football coaches. Position and level will vary depending on the applicant. Potential coordinator position available to the right applicant. We currently have teaching openings in History and English and anticipate more positions available in multiple subject areas for the next school year. Interested applicants please email resume and cover letter to Head Coach Travis Buzzo at

Lee County (GA): Lee County HS in Leesburg, Ga., is looking for an experienced offensive coordinator. The candidate must have previous highly successful OC experience and be eligible to obtain a GA teaching certificate and be able to start within the next month or so. Lee County has won back to back state titles in GA. Interested candidates should submit a resume to

West Allis Central (WI): Ray Hubbard has not been retained at West Allis Central HS.

Wichita South (KS):  Titan Football is looking for Varsity football assistant coaches. We are looking for a RB's & QB's coach. We are looking for coaches that have positive character, a strong work ethic and a team-first mindset. Please contact Paul Lopez head coach at with a letter of interest and coaching resume. Teaching positions are TBA at this time but we DO NOT anticipate an opening in P.E at this time.

Ridgeview (CA): JV head coach Rich Cornford has been promoted to head coach while former head coach Dennis Manning moves to Offensive Coordinator.

Clovis North (CA): Clovis East assistant Mike Jacot is the new head coach. Also former Clovis West head coach George Peterissians is joining the staff as Offensive Coordinator.

McLane (CA): Merced College assistant Bonner Cunnings is the new head coach. Former head coach J.D. Burnett is taking over as Athletic Director.

Madera (CA): Offensive Coordinator Kenny Paolnelli has been promoted to head coach.