published Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Red Bank High School hires Chad Grabowski as new football coach

Red Bank has hired a football coach from the sunshine state, hoping to bring back brighter days to its program.

Chad Grabowski, who had been the head coach at Mount Dora High near Orlando the past five seasons has been hired from a list of more than 50 applicants.

“He turned around a program down there that had struggled and was winning 8-9 games a year now,” Red Bank principal Justin Robertson said. “We're hoping he can come in here and have similar results, plus he's a guy who really cares about kids and that was important to us.”

During his five seasons at Mount Dora, the 37-year old Grabowski coached 26 players who signed college scholarships.

“There are a lot of similarities in the programs and the communities,” Grabowski said. “I know they have a great tradition and high expectations there and I'm looking forward to getting things back on track.”

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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