Hampshire in for long haul

New Admirals wrestling coach focusing on stability, rebuilding program

Over the past several seasonss Farragut High School has struggled to maintain a competitive wrestling program but Bobby Hampshire is hoping to reverse the team’s fortunes.

He knows that rebuilding the program will not be easy but he’s looking to provide some stability to the program, which has had several coaches through the past few seasons.

“You have to build stability and you have to have a coach who is going to be around for a while,” said Hampshire, who was recently named to replace Jonathan Durham, who coached the Admirals for just one season. My goal is to search the school for some athletes.

“I’m going to reach out and let the students know that the program is here. We had six wrestlers last year. Three of them went to regionals and one went to state.
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New Lady Hawks volleyball coach excited for opportunity

Mitzi McCurry takes over for Mike Rosenke. The former JV looks to lead the Lady Hawks through the District 4-AAA, which features 2014 state finalist Farragut Mitzi McCurry is returning to the volleyball court.

McCurry, who was once Hardin Valley Academy’s junior varsity coach, was recently tapped to coach the varsity team.

McCurry replaces Mike Rosenke and she’s looking forward to the opportunity.

“I’m very, very excited,” McCurry said. “I was honored when they picked me to coach this team. It’s an honor and a privilege to coach at Hardin Valley Academy.

“It’s an honor to coach for [athletic director George] Ashe and [principal Sallee] Reynolds. I was the JV coach several years ago and I’m looking forward to this.”

The Lady Hawks compete in District 4-AAA, which is arguably the toughest league in the state of Tennessee.
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