Greenbrier Christian Head Coach Tommy Austin (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Tommy Austin brings High School and College coaching experience to Bishop Sullivan
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
On Thursday afternoon, Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School announced the hiring of Tommy Austin as their new Head Football Coach.
Austin leaves the football program at Greenbrier Christian to take the same position at Bishop Sullivan.
Tommy has more than thirty years of teaching and coaching experience, and served previously as an adjunct professor for Sports Science and Physical Education at the collegiate level.
According to the press release by Bishop Sullivan:
“Coach Austin has extensive experience at multiple levels of football competition including a stint with the NFL as an intern with the Washington Redskins. He has held numerous coaching positions at the Division II and Division III collegiate levels as an Associate Head Coach, Director of Football Operations, Recruiting Coordinator, and Defensive Coordinator. Coach Austin has spent twenty seven years as a high school football coach in public and private schools in Virginia and North Carolina. He was instrumental in the turnaround of several programs in private and public schools in the Hampton Roads area.
A native of Suffolk, Mr. Austin graduated from Suffolk High School in 1978. He played football at Chowan College, where he received an Associates Degree in 1983. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Education from North Carolina State University in 1986. Coach Austin is married to Karen Austin, and they have two daughters, Lindsay and Bobbie.”
Austin will also teach Physical Education at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School. He will be formally introduced to the parents and players at Bishop Sullivan at an event at the school Thursday afternoon.
In addition to announcing the hiring of Austin, the Crusaders will also witness the college commitment of junior lineman Altrique Barlow, who had narrowed his college list to Auburn, TCU, Georgia and Virginia Tech.
– Andy Hilton