New coaches come on board
Veteran Blue Devil assistant basketball coach Zach Martin has been named Athletic Director at Lebanon High by Principal Scott Walters.
Martin, a Smith County High graduate, takes over the position for Darian Brown, who will work as an assistant principal at Watertown High this fall.
Martin earned his Bachelors Degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He has been coaching for twelve years, the last five years at Lebanon.
Martin will teach two physical education classes per day day and will handle his athletic director duties the last two periods of the day. He will continue to assist Jim McDowell with the Blue Devil basketball program.
Several new coaches are in place for the fall at Lebanon High, including:
Kyle Shipley as an assistant coach under Cory Barrett with girls basketball. The Gallatin High graduate spent the last school year as the head boys basketball coach at Clarksville Northeast where he guided the Eagles to a 10-15 season, including 6-8 in District 10-AAA play.
Prior to his year at Northeast, he served as an assistant coach at Beech in 2011-12 and then traveled to Murfreesboro where he headed the freshman program and was the varsity assistant at Oakland from 2012 until the fall of 2015. Shipley will teach Criminal Justice at LHS
Hunter Oldham, a recent graduate of Tennessee Tech has been hired to teach Physical Science at Lebanon High and will assist Eric Vetetoe with the Blue Devil baseball program.
A 2012 graduate of Trousdale County High, Oldham played in the infield for Vetetoe at TCHS and will primarily work with Lebanon's 26-member freshman class.
New girls and boys soccer coach Chris Bergeron joined the LHS faculty this past school year, teaching Geometry.
A graduate of Riverdale High and Middle Tennessee, he has extensive experience as a club soccer player and as an official.
In addition, Lebanon High graduate and former Tennessee Tech offensive lineman Johnathon Forrest joined the LHS faculty in January and will be coaching the offensive line for the Blue Devils this fall.
Forrest had spent the past several years coaching and teaching at Wilson Central as well as in Rutherford County.
Lebanon is seeking to fill a head wrestling position following Kyle Mitchell's requested transfer to Mt. Juliet High where he will teach and work as an assistant coach under Golden Bear head coach Brad Mattingly.