Germantown Head Football Coach Chris Smith announced last week that he has accepted the top coaching position at Haywood County.
Smith was 31-16 at Germantown and had a 21-game winning streak in the regular season.
Germantown lost in the quarterfinals last season after going 12-1. Smith’s team outscored opponents by a combined 404-104 in the regular season.
Haywood officials stated that they began the coaching search looking for a “new leader of our football program.”
“We wanted a coach who shared our values,” a release stated, “who had demonstrated success, who showed a true commitment to the overall student athlete and we believed could lead Haywood to a championship.”
Haywood was the runner-up to Greeneville in the state championship in 2018