Raiders Coach Turchetta Resigns

Tom Turchetta resigns

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For the second time in three years, Spring Hill needs a new head football coach.

Tom Turchetta, hired in 2013 to turn around a program that went 1-9 in 2012, resigned last week.

The longtime college assistant coach and one-time Miami Hurricane co-captain led Spring Hill football to a 10-22 record over the last three seasons. After guiding the Raiders to a 6-6 record and their first playoff victory in more than a decade in 2014, their 3-7 finish in 2015 was a disappointment.

“I have resigned my position as teacher and head coach at Spring High School for personal reasons not related to the SHHS football program and I look forward to pursuing my teaching/coaching career in the near future,” Turchetta said in a statement. “I would like to add a huge thank you to all the players, families, coaches, boosters and supporters of the program for their help and support in the three years I have been at Spring Hill.”

Turchetta, who played center at the University of Miami from 1969-73, has worked as a coach in college or high school since 1979.

In 2011 in his first- and only- year as Marshall County head coach the team went 9-4, winning two playoff games. The school chose not to renew his contract after the season. During the 2012 season he coached at Mt. Juliet as defensive line coach, his specialty in the college ranks, and for 2013 he was hired at Spring Hill, which had gone 7-24 in the prior three years with only one playoff appearance in the last ten.

The Raiders will be in reboot mode on the field as well, with Louisville-bound quarterback Tylin Odin graduating in the spring.

Between 1979 and 2009, Turchetta held assistant head coach and assistant coach titles at Division I colleges Kentucky, East Tennessee State, Kentucky State, Temple, Memphis, UTEP, Pitt and Wyoming.

In December 2015, Ravenwood Football Coach Will Hester resigned as well as Centennial High School’s football coach Brian Rector. Coach Hester will become the new Athletic Director for Nolensville High School as well as Head Coach for the Nolensville High School football team.

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