Ensworth football coach Jeremy Garrett resigns after one season to join Vanderbilt’s staff

Ensworth High School head football coach Jeremy Garrett has resigned his position in order to join Derek Mason’s staff at Vanderbilt, this according to a news release from the high school and a report from The Tennessean.

Garrett was at Ensworth for one season where he went 7-5. His final game was a 27-14 loss to the McCallie School in the Tennessee state playoffs. Garrett will reportedly be a defensive quality control coach on Mason’s staff and moves into a role left vacant by Jovan Haye who was promoted to coach Vanderbilt’s defensive line.

Named the second head coach in Ensworth history in March of 2018, Garrett succeeded Ricky Bowers who coached Ensworth for 14 seasons.

Garrett was also Ensworth’s Associate Director of Admissions. Garrett served as fitness department chair, assistant defensive football coach and assistant track coach for seven years before taking over the football program.

Before arriving at Ensworth, Garrett served as assistant football coach, head track and field coach and strength and conditioning coach at Southaven High School in Southaven, Miss. Garrett played at Mississippi where he was a four-year letterman in football while earning awards for All-SEC Academic Team, Ole Miss Lifter of the Year and the Chucky Mullins Courage Award.

Garrett battled through injuries during the 2006 season as he appeared in six games, starting the season opener against Memphis and then the LSU and Mississippi State games to end the year. He posted a career high eight tackles, including five solo hits, against LSU and was selected Rebel Quarterback Club Trench Player of the Week.

He was honored again by the Quarterback Club after being credited with five tackles in the Mississippi State season finale.

A three-year letterman, Garrett played in 21 games during his Ole Miss career, starting five times. He made 43 tackles, including 22 solo stops, while having 4 1/2 tackles for loss.

In 2005, he played in all 11 games and started the first two games of the year at defensive tackle against Memphis and Vanderbilt as he helped the Rebel defense finish the regular season 14th in the nation in pass defense, 27th in total defense and 31st in scoring defense.

After being redshirted in 2003, Garrett appeared in four games his freshman season, seeing action against Alabama, Vanderbilt, Wyoming and Arkansas.

He earned a B.B.A. from Mississippi and an M.B.A. from Harding University.

Garrett is the fourth new addition to Mason’s staff, joining Devin Fitzsimmons (special teams coordinator and tight ends), Tim Horton (running backs), Matt Weikert (outside linebackers) and Darryl Tapp (special teams quality control).


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