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Shannon Williams steps down as Ooltewah head coach

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OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Ooltewah is in the market for a new head football coach after Shannon Williams resigned from the post Wednesday afternoon.

Williams has accepted an assistant coaching position at Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs, FL, taking advantage of an opportunity to move his family to the Gulf Coast.

" 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 in an emailed statement. "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."

Williams replaced legendary coach Benny Monroe in 2010, coming highly recommended by Monroe himself, and led the Owls to the playoffs in two of his three seasons.

Following a 4-6 record in his debut, Ooltewah went 17-8 the past two years, advancing to the second round of the 5A playoffs in 2011 and the state quarterfinals in 2012.


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