Red Bank High School 2023

Team Profile

Photos by Andy Mitchell Photography

Q & A With Coach Ted Gatewood

Coach Ted Gatewood of Red Bank High School

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

A. Hard workers that love to compete in every aspect. Good speed and understanding the offensive/defensive and special teams concepts.

Q. What will be the keys to your success?

A. Building depth in the offensive and defensive lines and developing young players.

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

A. Kobe Smith, Malik Rizer, Eric Hill, Brayden Howard, and Cordell Howard.

Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A. Some experience in the offensive line and defensive line, along with a team that enjoys work. Key returners that have worked hard to improve in the off-season.

Q. What will keep you up at night?

A. Depth and a tough region schedule, along with a tough non-region schedule.

Q. What can you build on from last year?

A. Players that learned to deal with adversity and have worked hard in the off-season to prepare for this upcoming season.

Q. Any lessons learned from last year?

A. Our players have realized the significance of little things and the importance of details. They understand that outcome is determined by preparation.


Coach name: Ted Gatewood (19 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at Red Bank)

Division/class: TN I-4A

2022 Overall Record: 11-4

2022 District Finish: 2nd

Mascot: Lions

2023 Schedule


18 Tyner Academy

25 Rhea Co. (A) 


1 East Ridge (H)

15 Signal Mountain (A)

22 Cleveland (A)

29 Soddy Daisy (H)


6 Sequoyah (H)

13 Bradley Central (H)

20 Hixson (A)

27 Loudon (A)

Coach’s View

The 2023 Red Bank High School football team has an opportunity to have a very successful season. The keys will be staying healthy and developing depth. There is a nucleus of solid players that are extremely talented. It is imperative for the younger players to mature quickly. The Region 3 4A schedule with all of the returning members improving and working hard along with the addition of two really good programs in Loudon and Signal Mountain will make for exciting contests each week. The non-region schedule will be very tough as well. Each week will be a challenge that will require maximum effort and preparation by coaches and players.