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Boyd Buchanan has made Jeremy Bosken its head football coach. Bosken, who was officially hired Saturday, was selected from more than 200 applicants for the job.

"We are determined to restore the glory to Buccaneer football, and we believe Coach Bosken can get it done," Boyd Buchanan athletic director Tommy Brown said. "Our search committee did a fantastic job finding Coach Bosken."

Bosken has earned a reputation for turning around downtrodden programs. After five years as an assistant at Science Hill, he took over at Crockett, which had been to the playoffs just once in 40 years, and became the winningest coach in school history, compiling a 20-20 overall record in four seasons.

He worked as the offensive coordinator at Cleveland for one season, helping the Blue Raiders to a 7-4 record, and last year guided Halls to a 5-6 finish and the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.

"The history and reputation of Boyd Buchanan football speaks for itself," Bosken said. "Partner that with the fact that it's close to my family, who still lives in that area, and it's a great fit. I feel like the good Lord put us on this earth to help give people the chance to build something. It's a situation we believe in and want to be a part of.

"Meeting this administration really got me excited. They have a passion for the school, and the community around the school is special."

Bosken and his staff will face another rebuilding project now with the Buccaneers, taking over a program that finished 0-10 last season and is 2-18 over the past two years. However, the Bucs are just two years removed from a seven-win season that included a playoff berth, and they won 11 games and a region championship in 2015 and historically have been one of the area's most successful programs.

"The committee put forth several quality candidates, but Jeremy and his family are the perfect fit," Boyd Buchanan head of school Jill Hartness said. "His passion for faith, family and football are what drew us to him, and we are excited for what is to come."

Contact Stephen Hargis at shargis@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6293. Follow him on Twitter @StephenHargis.

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