published Friday, December 27th, 2013

Heritage names E.K. Slaughter as new head football coach

Heritage High School has named E.K. Slaughter as its new head football coach. Slaughter had been the head coach at Red Bank High School the past two seasons and also has been a head coach at Cleveland and Soddy-Daisy.

“It's a combination of a great community with great people and I'm exciting to go down there and get started,” Slaughter said. “It'll be an adjustment, there'll be a learning curve while I get to know the kids and the opponents since I've coached for so long in Chattanooga.”

Slaughter takes over for Tim James, who had been the only coach in the program's six-year history. Last season the Generals finished 1-9.

Contact Stephen Hargis at or 423-757-6293.

about Stephen Hargis...

Stephen has covered local sports in the tri-state area for more than 24 years, having been with the Times Free Press since its inception, and has been an assistant sports editor since 2005. Stephen is among the most decorated writers in the TFP’s newsroom, winning numerous state, regional and national writing awards, including seven in 2013 and a combined 12 in the last two years. He was named one of the top 10 sports writers ...

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