Football players in Jefferson County are pumped and ready to hit the grid iron now that a new coaching staff has arrived.
Willie Spears from Thomasville, Georgia is the new Head Coach of the Jefferson Middle High School fighting tigers.
Coach Spears was chosen out of 50 applicants.
He tells Eyewitness News he thinks he knows why he was chosen.
"I have a lot of great coaches that I've worked under. They told me you must have a great staff and a supportive administration and athletes. And this place has that. I believe I got the job because I wasn't coming by myself, I had three great coaches coming with me," said Coach Willie Spears.
Jeremy Brown, Tyrone Boulware and Cameron Duke round out the coaching staff.