Catholic, Pigeon Forge hire football coaches

Catholic, Pigeon Forge hire football coaches

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Two area high schools hired head football coaches on Friday.

Former NFL player Steve Matthews was hired at Knoxville Catholic. Matthews most recently was the offensive coordinator at Siegel High School.

"I know there are high expectations and high standards, and that's what I want, I want to be around a program that expects to win'" Matthews told WATE 6 Sports.  

"I expect to win, and I think we'll reach those goals. I love coaching football, I feel like it was what I was born to do, and I'm excited and ecstatic to get started."

Meadows also addressed a 2011 misdemeanor DUI charge.

"It's a mistake that I made. It's an isolated incident. It's not part of my life or my lifestyle. I think it's important to know no one is perfect out here. We all make mistakes. I think it was a good idea to get out in front of it and just say I know it's a mistake. I've done some great things in my life but also there is one thing that is a very bad mistake."

Matthews started his college football career at Tennessee before transferring to Memphis.

He played two years with the Kansas City Chiefs and one season each with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Oilers, before they became the Titans.

Scott Meadows was hired as head coach Friday at Pigeon Forge.

"I couldn't have a better Christmas present," Meadows told WATE 6 Sports.

Ironically, Matthews takes over for Meadows who was the former head coach at Catholic.

Meadows has also coached at Sequoyah, Jefferson County, Alcoa and William Blount.

He said he is "excited" to have the opportunity to coach the Tigers.

 

 

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