Chattanooga Christian names Phil Massey head football coach

Staff file photo / Phil Massey coaches Baylor's football team during a home playoff game against Pope John Paul II on Nov. 2, 2018.

Looking to ensure its young football program continues to take steps toward becoming a championship contender, Chattanooga Christian School turned to a veteran coach with experience in guiding multiple programs to that level.

Less than two weeks after its head coaching position came open, CCS filled it with Phil Massey, whose career accomplishments include helping guide three programs to state title games.

"During the interview and selection process, and as word got out that Coach Massey was being considered for this position, it was common for me and other CCS leaders to receive unsolicited calls and text messages from people wanting to share how profoundly they were impacted by him," CCS athletic director Daniel Russell said. "They shared comments like 'He is the type of coach I would want my son to play for,' and how great a fit he would be for CCS.