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New football coach named at Rose Hill School

JACKSON, Tenn. – A love for the game of football and working with children is what guides new Rose Hill School football coach Rod Emery. Dr. Teresa McSweeney, principal at Rose Hill, has hired the trucking company owner to lead the Raiders on the gridiron. Emery will serve exclusively as the football coach and will not have a role in the classroom.

The former Humboldt High School and Lane College football standout has previously coached local pee wee football teams. “Coaching is something I’ve always wanted to do,” said Emery. “I look forward to teaching these young men about the game and what it means to work as a unit.”

Emery says his goal is simple – “I want our team to compete to the best of their ability.” He will get to work very soon. The Raiders’ first practice is Monday, July 16. “I will make sure they’re conditioned to play every game and eager to hit the field,” Emery stated.

Working with sixth, seventh and eighth graders, the new coach says his expectations for his players are that they always do their best and are disciplined. As for his players’ parents, Emery said they can expect him to be very understanding and accessible.

The Rose Hill Raiders have eight games on their schedule. They will take the field for their first game of the season at Dyersburg on August 23.

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