|‘Snow’ days over on Lake Co. field |
|Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 5:32 pm |
|There will be no (Snow) this fall in Tiptonville. |
Lake County is looking for a new head football coach with the resignation of Bert Snow, who is headed back to his native Henry County to be reunited with former boss James Counce.
The 32-year-old Snow was an assistant for one season under Counce at Dyersburg before taking his first head coaching job at LCHS last spring. He will assume the roles of offensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Henry County.
Snow’s decision leaves Lake County looking for its third head coach in three seasons and fourth in the past six campaigns.
The Falcons went 7-5 in Snow’s only season at their helm, including a first round playoff upset of West Carroll in which they trailed by 26 points at halftime.
Snow was the special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach for Counce at D’burg after the veteran head coach returned there following a one year absence during which he took an assistant’s job at Montgomery Bell Academy.
Counce toiled 12 seasons at Dyersburg before “retiring,” following the end of the 2006 season to spend time with his terminally-ill wife, Donna. She passed away in the spring of ’07, and James returned to DHS for one season in 2008 as head coach where he went 10-3 before again “retiring.”
Counce was named the new Patriot head coach last week, returning to the place where he spent 10 seasons in charge of a program that went 74-38 during a period from 1984-93.
Snow previously had spent four years as an assistant coach under Wade Comer at McKenzie.
He’d replaced Al Pellegrino at LCHS, the latter having toiled two years for the Falcons after coming from Georgia and following David Barger.
Both Barger and Pellegrino — currently the coaches at Chattanooga Central and Ripley, respectively, have been prominent in conversations among Falcon fans regarding the replacement for Snow.
Barger spent three seasons at Lake County before moving to East Tennessee.
Lake County school superintendent Amy Floyd — who confirmed Snow’s letter of resignation — has said the search for a new coach will begin immediately.
The Falcons have spring practice scheduled to begin May 4.
LC is tentatively scheduled to scrimmage Obion Central this spring to end the Rebels’ spring drills in Troy.
Lake County Banner Editor Evan Jones contributed to this story.