Josh Puckett is headed back to West Tennessee.
Puckett, who led Lake County football to the Class 1A championship in 2019, spent two seasons at Shelbyville but is headed to Haywood to be an assistant football coach and baseball coach according to the school in a social media post Monday.
A Greenfield and UT Martin graduate, Puckett also coached at Cheatham County and East Robertson before Lake County and Shelbyville.
Haywood High School is excited to announce @CoachPuckett25 , as our new Head Baseball Coach. Coach Puckett will also join Coach Chris Smith's staff as an assistant football coach. #haywoodtomcats pic.twitter.com/JiYLOLFPCc
— tomcats_athletics (@haywoodtomcats) June 13, 2022
Shelbyville went 12-10 in two years under Puckett including a 7-3 season in 2020.
Haywood's football team went 13-1 and lost to Tullahoma 44-19 in the state semifinals. The Tomcats' baseball team went 15-12 last season losing in the second round of the District 14-3A Tournament.
Reach Joe Spears at firstname.lastname@example.org or 731-343-4923. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @joe_spears7.
This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Josh Puckett leaves Shelbyville football after two seasons