Lowe aims high at The King's Academy

Lowe aims high at The King's Academy


SEYMOUR, Tenn. (WATE)- Matt Lowe took Powell High School to the TSSAA Class 5A state championship game in 2011-- now he's starting from scratch as the new head coach at The King's Academy.

"I get to start with kind of a clean slate," said Lowe. 

"I get to build my own program, so that four or five years down the road we can be on that next level of where Webb is and what's happened at CAK."

After taking a year off from coaching, Lowe has returned. He was hired as the Lions new head coach in February and has his team in the middle of spring practice.

"It sounds good in theory, and I know my steps between now and week zero (start of the season), I am going to be very patient. But as soon as the lights come on on Friday night I want to win," added Lowe.

The Lions have fielded a football team for twenty years, but in 2013 they will compete for the first time in the TSSAA, meaning there is a chance to make the state playoffs.

"When I heard for our senior night that we get to play Webb of Knoxville, I was tickled pink," said Samuel Herbert, a senior on the team.

On a recent day of practice, just sixteen players were on the field.

"What we're expected is 26 as far as the roster. So at that point you have to spend more time teaching the fundamentals over and over."

Right now he's concerned about the numbers on the field. When the season starts, it all points to numbers on the scoreboard.

"Anything less than winning is going to be tough for me to swallow," he said.


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