Brentwood Academy has gone to the football hotbed of Texas to find a new coach.
Cody White has been hired as head football coach with the Eagles, replacing Ralph Potter who resigned recently. White will take over as coach and athletic director, the same positions he held at Denison (Tex.) High.
White started as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Denison before he moved to head coach position in 2006. His Yellow Jackets advanced to the region semifinals in 2008 and state semifinals in 2009 before going 3-7 each of the past two years.
Overall, his teams were 34-24, 6-2 in the playoffs.
He has 17 years of coaching experience in 4A and 5A Texas classifications, including at Highland Park in Dallas and Permian High in Odessa.
“I am thrilled to welcome coach White and his family to Brentwood Academy,” BA headmaster Curt Masters said in a statement. “His experience and character are superior and his leadership and work ethic truly demonstrate the spirit of the BA mission.
“Throughout his career, he has been known for leading young people by nurturing and challenging them, all to God’s glory.”
“Coach White has been a tremendous role model and motivator for our student-athletes, both on and off the field,’’ Denison Superintendent Dr. Henry Scott said. “We wish him well in his new venture.”
Potter resigned in early December to return to his alma mater, McCallie, to again become head coach after five years as BA boss. His teams had a 46-17 record with two state runner-up finishes.
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