Lookout Valley High School 2023

Team Profile

Photos by Andy Mitchell Photography and Courtesy of Lookout Valley High School

Q & A With Coach Joshua Payne

Coach Joshua Payne

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

A. Hungry.

Q. What will be the keys to your success?

A. Staying healthy.

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

A. Christian Chandler, Hunter Holland, Rylan Collins, and Namarian Talley.

Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A. Experience and athleticism.

Q. What will keep you up at night?

A. Depth and injuries.

Q. What can you build on from last year?

A. Finding different ways to win games.

Q. Any lessons learned from last year?

A. Adjust the scheme to fit the players you have from year to year.

Q. Will we see anything different this year?

A. Yes, spread offensively.

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

A. Above average for our level.


Coach name: Joshua Payne (5 yrs. as a head coach, 5th as head coach at Lookout Valley)

Division/Class: TN I-1A

2022 Overall Record: 5-6

2022 District Finish: 3rd

Mascot: Yellow Jackets

2023 Schedule


18 Grace Academy (A)

25 Mt. Juliet Christian Academy (H) 


1 Grundy Co. (A)

8 Whitwell (A)

15 South Pittsburg (A)

22 Signal Mountain (H)

29 Sale Creek (A)


6 Huntland (H)

13 Copper Basin (H)

26 Chattanooga Prep (H

Coach’s View

I believe this year’s schedule allows us to be competitive in every game. Experience and health will determine our level of success on the field this season.