Former Ooltewah football coach Mac Bryan hired at LFO

Staff file photo / Former Ooltewah coach Mac Bryan is returning to the Chattanooga area's high school football scene. He was introduced Friday as the next coach at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe.

Former Ooltewah High School head coach Mac Bryan was introduced as the next leader of the Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe football program Friday afternoon.

Bryan, who has worked at various levels of the sport in a career that began in the early 1980s, replaces Bo Campbell, who resigned last month after going 19-51 in seven seasons.

Bryan has been the head coach at Avery High School in North Carolina the past four years, compiling a 10-29 record before resigning in December. Before that he led Ooltewah to a 45-16 record in four seasons, taking the Owls to the TSSAA playoffs each year and winning three region titles. He has an overall record of 161-142-1 as a high school coach.

Bryan's hiring has been approved by the Catoosa County Board of Education, and the veteran coach met his players Friday.