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Mark Harrison let go as MJ Christian football coach

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Harrison said he was disappointed he would not be around to coach a group of nine rising sophomores he called, the best class, at the school in some time.


I told them to keep driving on, to build on what we had started, Harrison said.


A U.S. Army veteran, Harrison played college football at Austin Peay State University. He came to MJCA from Goodpasture Christian School two years ago and replaced Paul Townsend, who had left after four seasons to take a position at Wilson Central High School.


I was honored to work with a good group of young men and their parents, Harrison said. Im looking around right now. I want to stay in this area, Ive got feelers out and Ive made some calls.


I know Ive done a good job at MJCA and the future looks bright.


The new coach just might be Jake Roberts, a former five-year assistant at Cumberland University, who recently wrapped up his first season as a varsity assistant coach at Lebanon High.


Roberts, was a four-year starter at University of the South in Sewanee, where he kicked the second-longest field goal (47 yards) in school history. Roberts was reportedly touring the MJCA campus within days of Harrisons termination.


MJCA presently competes in Division II-A (financial aid) of the TSSAA, East-Middle Region alongside Knoxville Webb, Donelson Christian, Davidson Academy, Franklin Road Academy, Columbias Zion Christian, Ezell Harding and Fayettevilles Riverside Christian Academy.


Contact Tommy Bryan: tbryan@wilsonpost.com

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