Crosby named Head Football Coach at Clarksville Academy.

Clarksville, Tenn.Clarksville Academy, a Pre-K through 12thgrade private college preparatory school, announced Tuesday that Head Football Coach, JD Sellers will leave Clarksville Academy and that assistant coach, John Crosby will take over as Head Coach.

Crosby, a 2001 graduate of Battle Ground Academy, is no stranger to private school athletics. Immediately upon his 2006 graduation from the University of Tennessee, Nashville Christian hired him.  In the past twelve years, he has worked as a defensive coordinator, won a 2015 state championship title, coached a top 10 scoring defense in the state for four consecutive seasons, was a member of the District 10 Staff of the Year twice (2013, 2014), and coached the Mr. Football finalist in 2015. In addition to those accomplishments, Crosby also helped to guide his team to a 59-9 record over a five-year period.  During his time at CA, Crosby increased our weight training program, served as the Head Strength coach and Defensive coordinator and inspired our players to be more on and off the field.  Head of School, Jennifer Hinote, “John has been an important part of our coaching staff for the past two years.  He has helped our team to grow both physically and mentally.  We are proud to have him step into the role of Head Coach and know he will be successful!”

Crosby stated, “I am extremely honored to be named the next Head Coach at Clarksville Academy. Since I arrived here two years ago, we as a staff have worked extremely hard to build a culture that demonstrates the value of hard work. As this program continues to grow, the goal of CA football will be not only to win games, but to shape young men into being future leaders of society. I fully embrace the opportunity of leading this great program forward, and thank all involved for entrusting me to be the newest head football coach at Clarksville Academy. “

Crosby has over ten years of teaching experience four of those were as Head of the Physical Education Department at NCS and he has been an integral part of the Physical Education department at CA.

Sellers came to CA in 2017 from his post at Austin Peay State University.  During his time at CA, the varsity football team has made its way to the first round of the State Playoffs twice. “Coach Sellers has been an asset to our program for the last two seasons and we are sad to see him leave. We understand his desire to move closer to home and know he will be successful in Georgia,” Athletic Director, Jake Peterson commented. Sellers is accepting an assistant coach position and moving closer to his hometown of Baxley, GA.

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