Moore leaving La Vergne for Centennial hoops

JEREMY MOORE

Jeremy Moore, who had two different stints as the head boys’ basketball coach at La Vergne High School, has resigned to take the same position at Centennial High School in Williamson County.

Moore coached at La Vergne from 2003-2008 and returned in 2012.

"I have no concerns about the leadership at La Vergne," said Moore when asked if Principal Dirk Ash's retirement weighed into his decision. "There are absolutely no concerns from me at all.

"At the end of the day I'm a basketball coach and that's what I love to do. I think Centennial is a great challenge with a great upside, and I think it's the best decision for me."

Moore's teams were always a tough out in a very strong District 7 race and known as an outstanding on the defensive end.

"We've been working out all summer and I was able to tell those guys in person on Tuesday," he said. "I'm trying to make sure I do everything right by those guys because I love those guys. I was able to meet with my guys at Centennial (Wednesday). It's going to be a hectic year it looks like with everything going on."

Moore said he would recommend his three-year assistant Adam Jones to be his replacement.

"I had a great staff at La Vergne," he said. "Adam Jones would be my recommendation. He's been with me three years and spent eight or nine years coaching in college ball, so he'd definitely well qualified.

"I’m sure whatever they're going to do, they keep it going with the things we've built. I prayerful that it continues after we've laid such a good foundation."

La Vergne is now looking for two head basketball coaches as Kim Walker recently resigned as the Lady Wolverines coach.

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