WHITWELL, Tenn. — Tracy Malone, the former East Ridge High School football coach who resigned in early February, now has a new job.
We’re told he will be a teacher at the school in addition to coaching. Malone says he starts on Monday as official head coach, but will likely not teach a class until the fall.
Malone resigned from East Ridge High School after a student was assaulted in the school’s weight room, and Malone, who was supposed to be supervising the students at the time, didn’t see it.
Malone wrote in his resignation letter, “I acknowledge that I was in the room, at my desk working on my computer and not giving my undivided attention to the students and that was a mistake I will have to live with for the rest of my life, however to report that I was out of the room and the class was totally unsupervised is completely false.”
No charges were filed against Malone. He also said in his resignation letter, “I was not forced to resign, I simply felt that it was the right thing to do for myself and for East Ridge HS.”