David Gregory is new coach at William Blount

William Blount High School has hired David Gregory as their head football coach.

Gregory, 49, has been coaching football since 1998 and has had the opportunity to coach in two All-Star games as well as two state championship games, in which he won one. Coach Gregory comes from Daphne High School in Daphne, Ala. He is a graduate of Union University and William Carey College in Gulfport, Miss.

Gregory was chosen by a selection committee composed of the principal, athletic director, parent, school board member, central office member, teacher and coach.

According to a press release from Blount County Schools, "Coach Gregory’s philosophy is to help young people develop skills that will enhance their performance, dedication and determination. Coach Gregory is motivated to develop strong character within the program as well as with his players."

“It is an honor for my family to be at William Blount High School," said Gregory, in a press release. "I am looking forward to the opportunity and challenge of getting WBHS headed in the right direction.”

William Blount will be holding a formal introduction and press conference on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30 in the cafeteria.

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