published Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Shannon Williams steps down as football coach at Ooltewah

Shannon Williams has resigned as head football coach at Ooltewah High School after three seasons. Williams said he has accepted an assistant position at Walton (Fla.) High.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Ooltewah High School and very much want to thank Mark Bean and Jim Jarvis for the opportunity they allowed me to have,” Williams said. “Ooltewah is truly a special place to be, and this has been a very difficult decision to leave, but this is an opportunity that my wife and I feel that we cannot pass up.

“Ooltewah is going to be fine. The program is on solid footing and with the players we have returning along with the tremendous support from the administration, school, and community here, this should be a very attractive job for potential coaching candidates.”

Ooltewah finished 9-4 last season, advancing to the Class 5A quarterfinals and Williams compiled an overall record of 21-14 with the Owls.

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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