Derek Rang hired as Gatlinburg-Pittman head football coach

Derek Rang will replace Benny Hammonds as the head coach football coach at Gatlinburg-Pittman high school.

Rang led the Powell Panthers to a 12-2 record and a berth in the Class 5A state semifinals in 2012 before resigning amidst a investigation related to testing practices in the classroom.

Most recently Rang led the Dresden Lions out of West Tennessee to a state title.