The Cloudland football program has a permanent head coach.
Cloudland announced that Scott Potter has been named the head coach of the program after serving as interim head coach for part of last season. The school confirmed the move in a Monday afternoon press release.
“I couldn’t have had an easier choice than taking the interim tag off of Scott Potter’s title,” Cloudland principal Richard Church said in the announcement. “He is a committed Highlander that does all that is ever asked of him both on-campus and in the community. I am honored to have Scott Potter lead our football program in to the future.”
Potter took over the program after five games last year. Under his direction, Cloudland went 5-2 – including a playoff win against Harriman – and captured the Region 1-A Championship.
As a result of Cloudland’s success, Potter was named the Region 1-A Coach of the Year as well as the Co-Carter County Sports Coach of the Year.
Potter is an extremely familiar face as he is a 1993 Cloudland graduate, and was a key component to the football team during his time as a player. He has also been a mainstay as an assistant in the high school and junior high programs.
He will continue to serve as assistant principal and athletic director.