Cleveland High School 2022

Team Profile

Photos by Andy Mitchell Photography

Q & A With Coach Marty Wheeler

cleveland tennessee high school football coach 2022 marty wheeler

Q: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: Young up front, with more experience on the perimeter.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Our ability to run the football and improve execution offensively. Being able to get off the field on third down defensively.

Q: Who will be your key leaders on the team?

A: Our seniors.

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: We have had a productive off-season.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Everything.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: We had a very productive year; we just didn’t finish the second half the way we did the first!

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: Lessons should be learned every year.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: No.

Q: How would you characterize your team’s speed?

A: We have good speed on the perimeter. Hopefully, we can be even faster on defense than we were a year ago.

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Coach name: Marty Wheeler (17 yrs. as a head coach, 4th as head coach at Cleveland)

Division/Class: TN I-6A

2021 Overall Record: 6-5

2021 District Finish: 3rd

Mascot: Blue Raiders

2022 Schedule


18 Red Bank (H)

26 McMinn Co. (H)


2 Bradley Central (A)

9 East Ridge (H)

16 Farragut (A)

23 Walker Valley (A)

30 Maryville (H)


14 Bearden (H)

21 Giles Co. (H)

28 Hardin Valley (A)

Coach’s View

The key is taking advantage of opportunities when you get them, and we haven’t done that well enough. It all starts with a mindset and sense of urgency. How well we handle that will be a key factor for us.

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