Jason Tigert has been named the new head coach of the Dickson County High School Cougar basketball team. A 1994 graduate of DCHS, Tigert replaces Kevin Tuck, who retired from coaching after 15 seasons at his alma mater. Tigert was an assistant coach for Tuck this past year, which saw the Cougars post the most wins in school history with 27 and make their first trip to the state sectional in 15 years. Tigert spent six years as head coach at Marshall County, taking the Tigers to three straight state sectionals and one state semifinal while earning a 125-60 record. But last year the University of Memphis graduate seized the chance to return to Dickson County, where his parents, Mike and Edrie Tigert, still live. At DCHS, Tigert played basketball under Coach Shelby Rye as well as baseball and soccer and was president of his junior and senior classes. While attending Memphis, Tigert was active in student government organizations and served an internship in the Tennessee General Assembly for Representatives W.C. Pleasant and Tre Hargett, who is now Tennessee’s Secretary of State. Tigert is a history and government teacher. In other local coaching moves, Shane Buchanan is leaving the Dickson County Cougar football staff and will be the new head coach of the Lady Cougar volleyball team, replacing Bert Newberry, who resigned. Buchanan will remain head coach of the Lady Cougar softball team. Veronica Walton has been named basketball cheerleading coach at Creek Wood High School and Michelle Winstead is the new girls’ soccer coach for the combined William James and Charlotte middle schools team, replacing Paul Flowers, who resigned. Brian Beaubien has resigned his teaching and assistant football coach positions at Creek Wood after being named the new head coach at Kenwood High School. His father, Bob Beaubien, also resigned as assistant football coach at Creek Wood. Matthew Jones has resigned his teaching and assistant football coach positions at Creek Wood. Jones was shot in the back on Halloween night in a domestic incident involving his ex-wife’s husband. Mark Dawson has resigned as football coach at Charlotte Middle and Timothy Michael has resigned as assistant boys basketball coach at William James.