Former Trojan selected as new assistant coach at Zion Chapel

Published 7:49 pm Friday, July 20, 2018

Noah Lowery is currently enjoying his first summer since graduating from Charles Henderson, but in just a few short weeks he will be hitting the football field at Zion Chapel High School as the team’s new assistant coach.

The former Trojan quarterback and baseball coach was named assistant football and baseball coach earlier this week.

“I am very excited about it,” Lowery said. “If you don’t get to play at the collegiate level, the next best thing is coaching. That is something that I have always wanted to do and I’m excited.

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Lowery was approached two weeks ago by his former assistant coach at Charles Henderson and current head coach at Zion Chapel Randy Bryant.

“He called me and told me that one of their coaches decided to quit coaching football,” Lowery said. “They had an opening so he knew I wanted to get into coaching and he called me and told me they had an opening.”

Lowery made a trip to the board of education two weeks ago and the board approved him last Thursday as a coach.

Bryant is entering his second year at Zion Chapel. In his first season, Bryant led his team to a 2-8 record, but Lowery believes the team is on the rise.

“I am really glad to be coaching with coach Bryant,” Lowery said. “He is turning that program around each and every day. I am glad to get this opportunity and I feel like he is going to show me the ropes and how to coach the right way.”

Lowery spent two plus years as the Trojans quarterback at Charles Henderson. Lowery and the Trojans finished the 2016 season with a 7-4 record. In his senior year, Lowery led the Trojans back to the playoffs after finishing the regular season 6-3.

Lowery’s role will include serving as the quarterbacks coach and he will also coach the safeties on defense. He will be the junior varsity offensive coordinator.

“I think these kids need a little taste of success,” Bryant said. “These kids are ready to be taught the game. I want them to understand that football is more than a game. You can’t beat a Friday night. They need a taste of success to know what winning is like. They can be good.”

Lowery also played baseball for the Trojans throughout his time in high school. In the spring, he will have an opportunity to coach under former Florida State Seminole and new head coach Windle Higginbotham.

“I think that’s going to be fun,” Lowery said. “The just hired a new coach that played at Florida State. I went up to the school and met him. I am excited about coaching baseball. Any coaching is good because you always need that experience.”

Lowery and the Rebels will hit the practice field on Monday. They will begin full pad work in early August.