There will soon be a new face in town, and when it comes to coaching high school basketball, this face has seen it all.
Glenn Tackett, a 32-year-old veteran coach who hails from West Tennessee, has recently accepted the head coaching job at Franklin Road Academy (FRA) left vacant by Ken Trickey.
"This will be an adjustment for me," Tackett said. "But it's an adjustment I am looking forward to. I think this is a great school. It has great faculty and administration. They're just great people, and I think it's going to be a lot of fun."
FRA's Athletic Director Gary Clarke said everyone feels the same about the new coach. "We feel fortunate to have found someone with coach Tackett's experience and knowledge of the game," Clarke said yesterday.
According to Tackett, he caught the coaching bug when he started playing the game in the fifth grade.
"I knew what I wanted to do from almost the time I was in grammar school," Tackett smiled. "I knew I wanted to be a basketball coach."
Upon graduating from UT-Martin, in 1969 he stepped into a head coaching position and continued coaching until he took over as of director of the alternative school at Humboldt High School for three years.
Tackett retired from public schools last May and took a job at Jackson's University School (USJ).
"Even the years where I took a break