PIGEON FORGE (WATE)- Scott Meadows is at it again.
The former state champion head football coach is weeks away from his season debut as the new head coach at Pigeon Forge.
"We don't have a lot of players. We started with a lot but some of them didn't want to do what we wanted them to do and they were either asked to leave or left on their own but the guys out here now are committed," Meadows said after practice on Tuesday.
The Tigers finished 4-6 last year and missed the playoffs.
Meadows takes over for Lee Hammonds, who left to join his father Benny-- the head coach at nearby Gatlinburg-Pittman.
Meadows won a state title as head coach at Alcoa in 2000. His immediate goals in Pigeon Forge don't include a state title-- yet.
Meadows just wants to see effort and improvement from his players.
"It's something that we have to work for day-by-day and we have to keep getting at it and if we slack our goals aren't going to happen."
Meadows says he feels like a first-year head coach again.
Not bad for a guy who has a lengthy and successful track record-- with stops at Sequoyah, Alcoa, Jefferson County, William Blount and Knox Catholic.