Armstrong to coach at Sweetwater

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Jacksboro Middle b-ball job back open

By Robby O'Daniel

The Jacksboro Middle School boys’ basketball team head coaching position, a job that has undergone a ton of turnover, is once again vacant.

Earlier in June, Chris Armstrong accepted the position as Sweetwater High School’s new head baseball coach.

“It wasn’t an easy decision because I really enjoyed it at Campbell County,” Armstrong said. “I loved it there. I really liked the guys and didn’t want to leave them, but what it came down to is it’s a great opportunity.”

Armstrong, who was a Campbell County High School assistant baseball coach, was named the Jacksboro Middle boys’ basketball head coach back in April.

“I really liked what Sweetwater had to offer, and I think they’re in a great position right now to do well and have a great team coming back,” he said. “And the coach before, Sweetwater, did an outstanding job building the program back up. … He left it in good shape.”

Armstrong had replaced Richard Comer, who resigned earlier this year after a two-year stint as head coach of Jacksboro.

“It’s a great opportunity,” Armstrong said on Sweetwater. “Something I couldn’t pass up, I’m going to be the head coach of baseball there and teaching PE at the high school.”

On if there was an update on filling the new vacancy on Tuesday, Jacksboro Middle School principal Jennifer Fields said, “No. At this time, there is not.”