Former Calhoun (Ga.) High School star Tre Lamb is returning to Tennessee Tech, where six years ago he was the last quarterback to lead the Golden Eagles to an Ohio Valley Conference championship.
Lamb, 28, is going back to Cookeville as offensive coordinator after four seasons as quarterbacks coach for his uncle, Bobby Lamb, at Mercer. Tre was Tech's starting quarterback from 2010 to 2012 and a team captain all three seasons. He holds five school single-game records and two single-season records.
"It's awesome. This is home for me," he said in a Tennessee Tech release Friday. "As soon as the opportunity came, I jumped on it. This is where I want to be and has been for a long time. This is a great place to live. This is a great community, and it's been great to me and my wife."
New Tech head coach Dewayne Alexander said he wanted to get Lamb back to Tech in 2016, when he first applied for his current job.
"I wanted to bring Tre in as the offensive coordinator," Alexander confirmed. "I was very open about that, very adamant, and he was only 26 at that time. You know, I've been coaching for 28, 29 years and I've seen a lot of coaches. Tre's got it."
In addition to working for his uncle, Lamb played for his father, Hal, the long-successful Calhoun coach who just won another state championship. Alexander pointed out that Tre's grandfather "is an unbelievable coach" as well.
"I've always wanted to be a coach," Tre said. "That's what I feel like God put me on this Earth to do — help young men and change them."