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Brown resigns at Lebanon

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Brown compiled a record of 44-51 in nine seasons at LHS, a winning percentage of .463. Three of his teams finished with winning records: the 2003 squad with a mark of 6-5; the 2004 team at 9-3 and the 2006 unit at 6-5. Four times his teams advanced to the TSSAA post-season. His last three LHS squads finished with identical records of 4-6.

In 2010 the Blue Devils rushed for 3,042 yards, the high-water mark for the past 25 years, and averaged 26.5 points per game. Defensively, LHS surrendered 28.7 points per game in 2010.

Brown’s nine-year tenure at Lebanon was the longest at the local school since Clifton Tribble retired in the mid 1960s. He was hired by former LHS principal Kip Puryear following the 2001 season to replace Ron “Moose” Marshall. Prior to his tenure at Lebanon, Brown was an assistant coach for nine seasons at Trousdale County High where he worked under Clint Satterfield.

Marshall, now the head coach at Gordonsville High, went 16-25 in four seasons (1998-2001) at Lebanon. Prior to Marshall, Bob Dillard coached Lebanon had a four-year run as head coach of the Blue Devils (1994-1997) with a record of 18-26.

Dillard’s predecessor was Mark Medley, who in seven seasons (1987-1993) went 64-18 overall and qualified each year for the TSSAA playoffs.

Over the last 25 years, Lebanon has employed five head football coaches who have gone a combined 143-129, a winning percentage of .525.

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