|Published: 7:56 PM, 02/01/2013
||Last updated: 11:21 PM, 02/01/2013
Author: Seth Butler
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-The search for Cocke County’s next football coach has
ended with the hiring of Tusculum College assistant football coach Caleb Slover.
introduced on Thursday as the 14th coach in Cocke County High School history. He recently emerged in
a near two-month search process to replace Greg Hacker, who resigned in late November under
pressure of termination from his coaching position. Hacker went 9-21 in three seasons at Cocke
County, including leading the program to its first playoff berth in nine years during the 2011
Slover, who will start full time in a position at CCHS this month, was one of
nearly 60 applicants for the vacant position and was one of the first to place his name in the hat
to becoming the next Fighting Cocks football coach.
“When this job came open, I applied for
it probably the first day it came open,” Slover said on Thursday afternoon. “It’s a job that
sparked my interest, a place that I knew about and felt comfortable with and it all kind of worked
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