Longtime Watertown coach, teacher -
Brandy Holcomb, who launched the Watertown High volleyball program 17 years ago, has accepted an administrative position with Wilson County Schools as Textbook Coordinator.
Holcomb started her new position in the Central Office last week.
"I told my team before the Christmas break," Holcomb said. "It was tough. I love those girls and I love Watertown High School."
A wife and mother of two, Holcomb will now enjoy more regular hours during the work day -- allowing more family time.
Holcomb, a native of Dickson and a graduate of Cumberland University, is married to Nathan Holcomb, an assistant baseball coach at Lebanon High.
The couple are the parents of son Jackson and daughter Brinley.
"Brandy leaving is a big loss for Watertown High School," said WHS principal Darian Brown. "She was a Level 5 teacher every year teaching Honors English and English IV for us.
"She coordinated graduation for me and for several years handled our theatre productions. Brandy has been a joy to work with. I told her to enjoy this time with her family."
A two-time Wilson County Volleyball Coach of the Year, Holcomb took her Lady Tigers to each of the past three TSSAA Class 1A state tournaments.
Her 2020 team placed fourth with a record of 35-8; the 2019 squad reached the finals against Summertown and closed with a record of 35-7 and the 2018 team placed third in the state tournament with a record of 30-4.
Principal Brown indicated he is working toward naming a new volleyball coach at Watertown within the next week or so.