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By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

Trousdale County football coach Brad Waggoner has rounded out his coaching staff with the addition of Scott Booth, who will serve as defensive coordinator for the Yellow Jackets.

Booth replaces Tony Butler, who left after two seasons in Hartsville to take a job at Battle Ground Academy.

Booth hails from Alabama, and at age 25 coached in the 6A state championship at Central High School in Tuscaloosa. He has also coached at Holt High, Paul Bryant High, Highland Home High, Isabella High and Chilton County High during a 25-year career.

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At Isabella, he coached the only 10-0 team in school history in 2002. That team went 13-1, losing in the state semifinals, and Booth was named Alabama’s Coach of the Year.

Now age 50, Booth has retired from coaching in Alabama. He and his wife, Linda, have three children: Caley, 19, a college sophomore, and twins Cade and Emily, 15, who will be sophomores at Trousdale County this fall.

“The Lord has led me to an impressive situation and I am thankful to Dr. (Clint) Satterfield, Mrs. (Teresa) Dickerson and Coach Waggoner for give me the opportunity to join the Trousdale family,” Booth said. “The Hartsville community and Trousdale coaching staff have been very receptive and helpful to me in the short time that I’ve been around.

“The players have been working hard during summer workouts and have progressed quickly with the defensive scheme. I have seen a lot of talent and ability at practice, and I’m looking forward to the new opportunity and the challenges ahead. I am excited to be a part of a program with such a tremendous tradition.

“I will have big shoes to fill with some of the outstanding and legendary coaches who have walked the sidelines in years past. I will work hard to help Coach Waggoner and the coaching staff to make the program the best that it can be.”

“Coach Booth is a coach I have known for a long time and he is a hard worker that I know will be committed to being a part of this community, and to helping our program to be the very best,” Waggoner said.