Cherokee high school have found the man to take their football program into the future after the retirement of long time coach Mike Sivert. Cody Baugh, 30, who has served as the offensive coordinator at Greeneville high school, his Alma mater has been named to replace Sivert.
Sivert was the head coach at Cherokee for last 32 years and posted a 166-177 overall record as leader of the Chiefs program. Cherokee made the playoffs, 15 times in his tenure which lasted four decades as the Chiefs are coming off a 6-5 record and an appearance in the Class 4A playoffs this season.
Baugh comes to Cherokee from Greeneville where he has been on a staff that won 102 games, made three Class 4A state title games (2009, 2010 and 2011) winning the state title in 2010 and 2011.
“I would like to say thank you to the administration of Cherokee High School for the opportunity to build and carry on a strong football tradition. Professionally and personally, I want to embrace on the continual growth and development of the young men involved with the Cherokee Football Program, both academically and athletically,” Baugh said.
“I’m going to push an “Attitude and Effort” approach to everything we will do. I want us to be known in our area, as well as statewide, for toughness and resiliency. I’m excited to get to work and watch this team work their tails off.”
Baugh is a 2003 Greeneville high graduate and went on to play football at Tusculum before coming back to coach and teach at Greeneville. Besides being the offensive coordinator on the football team, he is also the head baseball coach at Greeneville and previously served as the head baseball coach at Greeneville Middle School.
“Cody Baugh possesses strong leadership skills and is a great football mind. His attention to detail in his plan and vision for our football program is impressive. It is easy to see his passion for the game of football and that he cares for his players both as individuals and student-athletes. We are looking forward to the future of Cherokee football under the direction of Coach Baugh and we welcome him and his family to The Big Red Nation,” Cherokee principal Thomas Floyd said.
There are 16 schools that are currently looking for a head coach they are: ECS, Ravenwood, USJ, Centennial, Father Ryan, Manassas, Sunbright, Sullivan Central, McNairy Central, Greenbrier, West Creek, Riverside, White County, Westwood, Memphis Overton and Giles County.
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