The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves have a new head high school football coach.
Gary Moody was hired via a vote of the Cedar Ridge School Board Tuesday, replacing Danny Brustrom, who recently was signed on as football head coach at Cave City.
Moody, a 26-year veteran coach, has spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Southside High School, where he helped lead the team in its two best seasons in school history.
Prior to his stint at Southside, he spent four years as head coach at McCrory and four years as head coach at Gosnell. His career at McCrory and Gosnell netted him eight state playoff appearances, advancing past the first round six times. He also sports four conference championships and two conference runner-up titles from those years as head coach.
Moody said he is looking forward to his work at Cedar Ridge.
“I am very excited and extremely grateful for the opportunity to be the new head football coach at Cedar Ridge,” he said. “I am looking forward to working with everyone to continue making Timberwolf football a great part of our school and the community.”
Superintendent Andy Ashley said he is pleased to have Moody at Cedar Ridge.
“Coach Moody’s proven track record as a head coach speaks for itself,” he said. “I know our players will benefit from his knowledge and experience both on and off the field. He is truly interested in helping his players grow in football and in life, and that will be a great asset for us.”
Coach Moody meets with the CRHS Timberwolf football team on Wednesday / Photos by Jennifer Copeland