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Lookout Valley head coach Tony Webb during the Sequatchie County Jamboree. Seven teams--Grundy County, Lookout Valley, South Pittsburg, Sequatchie County, Marion County, Whitwell, Bledsoe County--played two teams a piece during two non-consecutive quarters.
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Tony Webb is stepping down as head football coach at Lookout Valley High School. One of the most successful coaches in Hamilton County, Webb will join first-year Signal Mountain coach Josh Roberts' staff, likely as an offensive line coach.

"It was a tough decision because there's such a level of comfort I'm leaving," Webb said. "I just felt like the time was right and I have reached the point in my career that I needed a new challenge. I'm really grateful to the school and the community at Lookout Valley for giving me a chance to begin my career."

Webb has coached at Lookout Valley for 20 years, including the last 13 as head coach. Despite the constant battle of having the smallest roster numbers in the area, Webb, who typically had around 20 players and never more than 26 on a roster in a season, averaged 8 wins during one eight-year stretch and leaves as the Yellow Jackets all-time wins leader.

He guided Lookout Valley to seven playoff appearances, including the school's only 10-win season in 2007 and two of the program's three playoff wins (2007, 2011).

Roberts was promoted to head coach at Signal Mountain after last season and has rebuilt that program's roster numbers to around 50 this spring.

"It's a great opportunity at a really great school," Webb said. "I'm excited about being at a place where we have numbers and competition every day."

Lookout Valley will begin the search for a new coach immediately.

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