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PREP FOOTBALL: Green returns to his roots as Indians’ new head coach

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Armuchee coach Jeremy Green

Newly hired Armuchee High School head football coach Jeremy Green (center), talks with Armuchee staff prior to Wednesday's press conference. (Noah Syverson, RN-T)

The Tribe has a new chief.

At a press conference at Armuchee High School on Wednesday, Jeremy Green was officially introduced as the next head football coach of the Indians.

Green, a 1996 graduate of Armuchee High, has very close ties to the Armuchee community. He fondly remembers dressing up in Indian blue with his brother, cousins, and friends.

“Armuchee is home for me,” he said. “I’ve lived in other places, loved those places, but Armuchee has always had a special place in my heart.”

Green most recently served as offensive coordinator at Cass High School last season. Prior to that, he was the defensive coordinator for Sonoraville from 2013-2016, and for Franklin County High from 2008-2012.

Additionally, he served as an assistant coach at Armuchee High from 2002-2004. During his time as coordinator, his teams experienced repeat playoff appearances and victories.

Armuchee principal John Rhodarmer described Green as “a man of integrity, a man of great intelligence, and a man of intensity.”

Green replaces Muhammad Abdellatif, who resigned after last season following four years at the helm.

The new head coach envisions his philosophy about creating a strong program through the lens of creating a strong family.

“The minute they walk out there, they’re our sons,” he said. “And they may not like that at first. But every single kid who wears a blue helmet is like my son, and we’re going to treat him like that. Sometimes I’ll be tough on him, sometimes I’ll love on him, but that’s the way that we’re going to run the program.”

Going into his first year at the helm, Green has two concrete goals for the team that will take the field this upcoming fall.

“We’re going to work really hard, and we’re going to be really tough. As far as this first year goes, that’s where the emphasis is going to be when it comes to our expectations,” he said.

“We are excited to start a new era, and I can’t wait to get to work.”

Coach Green and his wife, Jessica Green, have three daughters.