Coaching Staff

John Allen
Head Coach
This is Coach Allen’s third year as the head coach of the Central Purple Pounders.  He began his coaching career as an assistant at Tennessee Wesleyan College then joined the staff at Rhea County High School, both alma maters.  He then served as head coach at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe and Bradley Central High School.  For the past five years, he coached at Silverdale Baptist Academy.  This marks his 14th year as a head coach and his 23nd  overall in coaching.  Coach Allen and his wife Amy have three children – Will, Elizabeth, and Henry.

Glenn Carter
Co-Offensive Coordinator
Coach Carter graduated Red Bank High School in 1992, played basketball and baseball all four years. He attended Carson Newman 92-94 on a baseball scholarship then transferred to University of Southern Mississippi while playing baseball and received a bachelors degree in health and human performance.  Coach Carter taught and coached at North Jackson High School in Stevenson AL for 7 years. While there he was an assistant football coach and the head baseball coach. He came to Central in 2005 and has been a assistant football coach and head baseball coach since. Coach Carter has a 9 year old daughter Madison.

Jerry Cook
This is Coach Cook’s second year as the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach of the Central Purple Pounders.  He has coached the past 13 years at Rhea County High School and in Spring City.  He is a ’94 graduate of Rhea County.  Coach Cook received his degree from Middle Tn. State University and his masters from Tn. Tech.  Coach Cook and his wife Mandy have two kids, Cade (8) and Maelyn (5).

Alan Dunn
Offensive Football Coach

Stan Eller
Varsity Offensive Line Coach and Secondary Coach

Cliff Morgan
Head Junior Varsity Coach

Craig Morgan
Junior Varsity Defensive Coach

David Brown
Junior Varsity Offensive and Defensive Line Coach