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'Pack coach makes move

Posted: January 21, 2015 - 12:23am
Jarrett Troxler has announced that he is taking a position as offensive coordinator at Thomson High.   Photo by Jim Blaylock
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Jarrett Troxler has announced that he is taking a position as offensive coordinator at Thomson High.

After a brief stop at Greenbrier High School, Jarrett Troxler is on the move to become offensive coordinator at Thomson High School.

Troxler, who coached Lakeside’s football program from 2010-2013, leading the Panthers to consecutive state playoff appearances his last three years, joined the Wolfpack in 2014. In his season there the Wolfpack went 2-8.

While disappointed for the student-athletes, Greenbrier Athletic Director Garrett Black understood that Troxler had reasons for his departure.

“He’s got an opportunity in front of him that was hard for him to turn down,” said Black.

Troxler will join a Bulldogs’ squad that was 4-7 in 2014 under first-year coach Rob Ridings. They went 2-2 in Region 3-AAAA. and advanced to the Class AAAA state playoffs, losing 35-34 to Eastside in the first round.

Ridings has known Troxler since he was an assistant coach under Jody Grooms at Lakeside and was talking to mutual friends to see if Troxler would be interested in making the jump. He is excited to have Troxler on his staff.

“We share the same philosophies and the same beliefs,” said Ridings, who will relinquish his offensive coordinator duties. “It’s going to be a good situation for all of us.”

Ridings would have liked to have brought in Troxler or more staff sooner, but he arrived in Thomson in May.

“January and February is when you hire football coaches,” Ridings said.

At Greenbrier, Black started the ball rolling to get a new coach in as soon as possible.

“We want to move quick, our concern is the kids and the football program,” Black said. “We have to move on and do what’s right for the kids.”

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