Search begins for new Forrest coach

Thursday, March 13, 2008
MCHS head Coach David Steely left and former Forrest head coach Robby Reasonover at the TSSAA draw on March 2.

"This had been coming for a long time. I told (Forrest Principal) Mike Bishop in December. Believe it or not, I always knew I would not be in this for the long haul," said former Lady Rockets' head coach Robby Reasonover, who guided the program for six years.

"I have a lot of good memories and the girls are an awesome group. Besides the state title, some of the high points of the program were when we finally beat teams like Moore County and Summertown. Another was when we won our first district championship."

Reasonover, who was at the helm for the school's only state championship in 2006 resigned the high school post last week and took the same position as the middle school boy's coach at Forrest.

"In order to be successful at the high school level, you have to put in long days," Reasonover said. "I was working 20-hour days during the season because I wanted to be successful. I have two small children at home and I don't want to wake up one day and have it all pass me by

See Wednesday's Tribune for the complete story.