The Marshall County Tigers have a new head coach. He is Aaron Pitts a former Tiger assistant under Don Thomas.

The 30-year old Pitts had just been given the Stratford High School head football coaching position earlier this year, but decided to take the MCHS job when school officials came calling. Prior to that Pitts was the Offensive Coordinator for the Warren County Football Squad.

Pitts was a Tiger assistant coach from 2007-2009. Those teams went 17-16. In 2007 MCHS compiled a record of 8-4. That season the Tigers made it to post season defeating Jackson Southside before losing to David Lipscomb in round two. In 2008 they went 8-3 losing to Lexington in the first-round of the playoffs. In 2009 the Tigers had their worst season in 33-years going 1-9.

“It just feels like home. I fit here and feel at home here,” said Pitts. “There’s a comfort level because I still know some of the guys when I was here before and have kept in touch with some of them.”

Pitts was selected from a pool of 27 applicants and his hiring ends a four-week search to replace former head coach Tom Turchetta, who posted a 9-4 record last season and a 13-11 overall record.

Coach Turchetta’s staff led the 2011 Tigers to the TSSAA Quarterfinals.