Although Brentwood hired Mark Pemberton away from Macon County today, the trend this year has been for Tennessee high schools to promote from within when replacing head coaches.
As of now 11 schools have hired new head coaches who served as head coaches at other schools last season. On the flip side, 20 schools have promoted assistant coaches, with a dozen of those promoting assistants who served on staff last season.
The trend of hiring former assistant coaches is not typical of a high school football offseason in the state of Tennessee. More often than not, on all levels of sports, teams want to hire head coaches who have experience running a program. Not this year.
Mark Pemberton is an excellent hire for Brentwood. He is a proven winner at Knoxville Central and will have great resources to win with the Bruins.