published Friday, June 17th, 2011

Adams takes Rhea football job

Danny Adams, most recently head coach at Winfield, Ala., has been named football coach at Rhea County High School.

Adams, who succeeds Jason Fitzgerald, has coached in Mississippi and Alabama and has 15 undefeated regular seasons under his belt along with a 4A Mississippi State championship in 1999 and an Alabama 3A runner-up finish in 2004.

“I think he’ll be a great fit,” Rhea principal Jesse Messimer said. “He has a fire and enthusiasm about him that’s contagious.”

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about Ward Gossett...

Ward Gossett is an assistant sports editor and writer for the Times Free Press. Ward has a long history in Chattanooga journalism. He actually wrote a bylined story for the Chattanooga News-Free Press as a third-grader. He Began working part-time there in 1968 and was hired full time in 1970. Ward now covers high school athletics, primarily football, wrestling and baseball and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling. Over a 40-year career, he has covered ...

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obviously said...

Maybe they'll let this coach keep the weight lifting program in the school. Can't compete in football without a strength and conditioning program. Admin. wants to remove it.

June 17, 2011 at 11:57 a.m.
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