It looks like Brookstone has filled the football coaching vacancy created when Blair Harrison left the program in January.
Brad Dehem, who has been an assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Wesleyan School, will take over the head coaching position.
I spoke with Dehem Wednesday morning and he's excited about the possibilities at Brookstone.
Dehem is the head tennis coach at Wesleyan so his spring schedule is pretty full. He's planning for Brookstone's spring practice to be May 14-18, just after the girls state tennis tournament.
"I happen to have a pretty good girls team this year," Dehem said, "so we're kind of planning around that."
Dehem will move to the Columbus area this summer.
Harrison, who was the football coach at Brookstone for the past nine seasons, became the coach at Kingston (Tenn.) High in January.
“If Brookstone was in Knoxville, I would never leave,” Harrison said at the time.
Harrison leaves the Cougars as the program’s all-time winningest coach with a 73-29 mark. He guided Brookstone to three straight region championships in 2006-08. The school also had back-to-back 11-win seasons in ’07 and ’08. In ’07, the Cougars went to the Class A state quarterfinals.
We'll have more about Dehem once we get a chance to speak with him.