published Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Howard High School names Mark Teague as head football coach

Howard High School has named Mark Teague as its new head football coach. Teague worked as defensive coordinator last season at East Ridge and has previously been an assistant at prep schools in Alabama and Arkansas.

Last year at East Ridge, Teague's defense held six opponents to fewer than 20 points, including one shutout. Pioneers coach Tracy Malone praised Teague for his organizational abilities on a week-to-week basis, adding he believed Coach Teague was ready to be a head coach.

“There's no mistake, it'll be a challenge," Teague said. "It will take time to get the program back where we want it. But the school has a rich tradition and we just have to get the kids to buy into what we're building. It won't happen overnight, but we're going to work at it.”

Read more in tomorrow's edition of the Times Free Press sports section.

about Stephen Hargis...

Stephen has covered local sports in the tri-state area for more than 24 years, having been with the Times Free Press since its inception, and has been an assistant sports editor since 2005. Stephen is among the most decorated writers in the TFP’s newsroom, winning numerous state, regional and national writing awards, including seven in 2013 and a combined 12 in the last two years. He was named one of the top 10 sports writers ...

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