MURFREESBORO — Oakland High has added a former head coach to his football coaching staff.
Red Boiling Springs coach Kyle Shoulders has resigned to take an assistant coaching position for Kevin Creasy’s staff.
“We’ve got a staff that gets along together,” Creasy said. “He’s not going to mess that up one bit. It should be a smooth transition.
“He’s sharp. He’s been an offensive coordinator at two different schools. He’ll help out the program. He’s a good teacher as well.”
Shoulders will coach running backs and oversee the Patriots’ special teams, Creasy said.
Shoulders went 19-53 in seven seasons at Red Boiling Springs. He broke a 61-game losing streak in 2009 during his first season at the Bulldogs coach. Red Boiling Springs went 4-6 in 2015.
His best season came in 2014 when the Bulldogs went 6-5, losing to Midway in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs.
A message left for Shoulders was not immediately returned to The Daily News Journal.
Creasy, who previously was the head coach at Trousdale County, coached against Shoulders when Shoulders was the offensive coordinator at Macon County as well as at Red Boiling Springs.
“Both times they did a lot of good things,” Creasy said. “You could tell they had players that had been coached up. They may not have the most talented players, but they were coached up. That’s a testament to his coaching abilities.
“You can see what he does with athletes that aren’t the most talented, now we get to see what he can do with a guy like Lazarius Patterson.”
Patterson rushed for 1,441 yards this past season.
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