After playing at Louisville High School and four years at Jackson State, then coaching in the Jackson Public Schools, Newton football coach Zach Grady has seen his fair share of talented football players.
The Newton Municipal School District has appointed a new superintendent.
During a special called meeting Thursday night, the school board approved the hiring of Glenda Nickson, special services director for the Smith County School District. She will begin July 1, as current Superintendent Nola Bryant is retiring June 30.
Second-year Newton football coach Zach Grady will tell anybody that the Tigers were in a tough situation last year.
Not only were the Tigers in a total rebuilding mode, they also faced a brutal schedule.
So, when Grady got his chance to make out the schedule, he went looking for teams in the same situation as the Tigers.