Justin Barnes is coming home.
The former Red Bank and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga quarterback has accepted the position of football coach at Soddy-Daisy.
Barnes, who coached last fall at Dacula, Ga., will begin his duties immediately and will be teaching world geography.
At Red Bank, Barnes was a two-time All-City performer and played for legendary coach Tom Weathers from 1995-1998. He also was a three-year baseball letterman.
During his time at UTC Barnes tied then school and Southern Conference records with six TD passes in a single game. He was with the Mocs as a player from 1999-2002 and served two seasons as a student assistant (2003-2004).
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Ward Gossett is an assistant sports editor and writer for the Times Free Press. Ward has a long history in Chattanooga journalism. He actually wrote a bylined story for the Chattanooga News-Free Press as a third-grader. He Began working part-time there in 1968 and was hired full time in 1970. Ward now covers high school athletics, primarily football, wrestling and baseball and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling. Over a 40-year career, he has covered ...