CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The 2017 Toyota East-West Football All-Star Classic will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Austin Peay State University’s Fortera Stadium.
The All-Star Classic is organized by the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association and is made up of the state’s top 88 senior football players who are selected from more than 400 nominations.
General admission tickets are $10. The game will also be televised live on ESPN-3.
The East-West game is the second major football event Visit Clarksville officials have landed this year. In June, the city hosted the Tennessee-Kentucky Future Stars Game, where 7th and 8th graders from Kentucky and Tennessee squared off.
Athletes, coaches and family members will begin arriving on Monday, Dec. 4 for daily practices prior to the Friday game. College coaches from multiple states will attend practice sessions throughout the week.
Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association announced the coaching rosters for both the East and West teams.
Leading the East Team:
• Head Coach, Matt Williams from Smyrna (6A)
• Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach, Greg Ryan from Greenback (1A)
• Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach, Jeremy Jenkins from Daniel Boone (5A)
• Offensive Line Coach, Wes Jones from Hardin Valley Academy(6A)
• Defensive Line Coach, Jason Dobbs from Moore County (1A)
• Running Backs Coach, Mark Williams from Gallatin (5A)
• Wide Receivers Coach, Sean Loftis from Jackson County (2A)
• Defensive Backs Coach, Charles Fant from Notre Dame (Division II)
Leading the West Team:
• Head Coach, Brandon Gray from Adamsville (2A)
• Offensive Coordinator, Matt McConnell from Waverly (2A)
• Offensive Line Coach, Steve Hookfin from Haywood (4A)
• Wide Receivers Coach, Anthony Jones from Cordova (6A)
• Defensive Coordinator, Scott Stidham from South Gibson
• Running Backs Coach, Dustin Wilson from Springfield (4A)
• Defensive Line Coach, Brian Waite from East Nashville (3A)
• Defensive Backs Coach, Charlie Lansdell from Columbia Academy (2A)
Coaches are now in the process of selecting this year’s teams.
About Visit Clarksville
The Clarksville-Montgomery County Tourism Commission was established by the State of Tennessee in 1979 to positively influences tourism in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area by promoting tourist attractions, hosting conventions, group tours and engaging in large-scale marketing efforts. In 2015, the organization adopted the Visit Clarksville brand. Visit Clarksville is governed by nine board of director members and is funded by a portion of the local hotel-motel tax.
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