Trousdale County has hired Matt Dyer to serve as head football coach at Jim Satterfield Middle School and as an assistant at the high school level.
Dyer, a 2005 graduate of Smith County, has spent the past six seasons as defensive coordinator at Macon County. He graduated from Tennessee Tech in 2009.
Trousdale County coach Brad Waggoner said Dyer would coach linebackers at TCHS and likely running backs as well, in addition to his duties at the middle school.
His father, Pat, was the former head coach at both Smith County (19990-94) and Macon County (1999-2004).
“He’s got lots of experience as a defensive coordinator and comes from a football family,” Waggoner said. “He’s local; he’s familiar with the area here.
“He’ll be able to help us on defense and help (defensive coordinator) Blake (Satterfield) out a lot. He’ll bring good ideas and he did a really good job at Macon County last year.”
Waggoner said Dyer would be the full-time coach at JSMS and would not serve in that role in an interim capacity.
“I wanted someone at the middle school with coordinator experience, and this will also give him a chance to expand his horizons,” Waggoner said. “He won’t be an interim coach; we’re hiring him as the head coach of the middle school.”
Waggoner said there was a possibility of one more hire for the varsity staff.
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