Reed High School promotes Garrett Hughes to head football coach

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Garrett Hughes (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Reed High School has named their new head football coach.

Garrett Hughes, who has spent the last several years on the Raiders teaching and coaching staff, was promoted to head coach on Thursday morning.

Hughes, a former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football player, was hired in 2017 as the special teams coordinator and offensive and defensive lines coach. Prior to the 2019 season, Hughes was elevated to offensive coordinator and headed the wide receivers, running backs and quarterbacks. Hughes' offense led the Northern 4A in points and yards per game.

Prior to his time at Reed, Hughes spent four years coaching at Austin East High School in Tennessee where he is touted for implementing a new strength and conditioning program and served in the roles of team travel coordinator, recruiting coordinator for current players seeking to play college ball and varsity associate head coach. Austin East made it to back-to-back regional championships during Hughes' tenure.

Hughes replaces longtime coach Tony Amantia who announced his resignation in early January. Hughes worked under Amantia for his three-year tenure as the Raiders' head coach.

In addition to coaching, Hughes is a special education teacher at Reed High School.

To learn more about the Reed football program, click here.

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