Osteen to lead Tiger football

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Thomas Osteen will lead the Marshall County High School Tigers onto Preston Hopkins Field in Lewisburg next season as he was recently named the new head football coach at MCHS.

The Lincoln County native comes to Marshall County with extensive football experience under his belt.

As a high school player, Osteen was selected All-Region for two years before the wide receiver walked-on at Middle Tennessee State University.

Osteen was a member of the Blue Raiders' 2006 Co-Sun Belt Conference Championship team and the 2006 Motor City Bowl team.

Much experience

Osteen's coaching experience ranges from quarterback coach to offensive coordinator to varsity assistant football coach at Giles County High School from 2007-2012.

During his time in Pulaski, the Bobcats made the playoffs all six years, finishing two of those years as the State Semi Finalist, and hoisting the TSSAA Class AAAA State Championship Trophy in 2009.

In 2012, Osteen was named the District Assistant Coach of the Year in a season when the Bobcats posted a 13-1 record.

Record of success

Most recently, Osteen served as the offensive coordinator at Buckhorn High School in New Market, Ala.

Before Osteen's arrival at BHS, the team had back-to-back three-win seasons. Osteen's first year at the helm turned into a playoff season for the squad, who went on to make the postseason.

For the remainder of the current school year, Osteen will fill an open teaching position at the Alternative School before moving over to the MCHS campus for the 2014-2015 school year.