Hampton has only had two head football coaches since 1968 so Michael Lunsford knows the history, tradition and legacy that goes along with it.
He’s blessed to be the third head coach of his Alma mater as Lunsford has been named to succeed his dad Mike as head football coach at Hampton. Mike Lunsford resigned last month and has been named as the new head coach at Cloudland.
Mike Lunsford made Hampton a force as they went 66-15 with seven playoff appearances which includes a 13-1 record that included a Class 2A semifinal appearance this season. His overall coaching record is 202-55 in his time at Cloudland and Hampton.
Michael Lunsford played quarterback for the legendary Bulldog coach J.C. Campbell for three seasons (2005-07) and has been on Mike Lunsford’s staff the last eight seasons including the last three as the defensive coordinator.
“It’s an honor to get to coach at a place that has only had two head coaches in the last 47 years,” Michael Lunsford said. “I’ve got big shoes to fill and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
Michael Lunsford joins Campbell (1968-2008, 275-166-1 record, 22 playoff appearances) and his dad Mike as head coach of a successful Bulldog program that have made 29 playoff appearances since 1968 including a current streak of 12 consecutive appearances
There are 17 schools that are currently looking for a head coach they are: Whitwell, Howard, Gibson County, Sheffield, Dickson County, East Hickman, Jackson North side, East Ridge, Chattanooga Central, CAK, Jackson County, Cumberland Gap, Ravenwood, Sunbright, Sullivan Central, West Creek and Westwood.
BGA hires Zach Schneider as new Offensive Coordinator
After a three month search, BGA head coach Roc Batten has found his man to take over the Wildcat offense. Zach Schneider, 38, has been hired to coordinate the BGA offense and replaces David Peden who will focus on the Wildcat boys basketball team.
“We cast a wide net for the position to ensure we were able to identify the right fit not only for our football program but also our school,” Batten said. “Zach has proven success on the field and in the classroom and we are excited to have him at BGA.”
For the last seven years, Schneider was the head coach at his Alma mater Washington high school (MO) and led the school to three playoff appearances (2009, 2011 and 2012).
“It was a difficult decision to make this transition but I felt BGA offered a tremendous opportunity for me and my family,” Schneider said. “I really have a passion for play calling and developing young men from the offensive side of the ball. I’m looking forward to bringing that passion to BGA, a school that has an incredible tradition and competes in a great division.”
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