Signal Mountain High School 2022

Team Profile

Photos by Jeff Duncan

Q & A With Coach Josh Robertssignal mountain high school football coach 2022

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

A: Experienced, hardworking, and a great attitude.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Winning the line of scrimmage, on third down and in the red zone.

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

A: Rip Hutcherson (TE/LB), Daniel Odom (OL/DL), Chance Townson (RB/DB), Zack Duncan (TE/LB), Collins Payne (WR/DB), Forrest Payne (WR/DB), Pete Sesterhenn (K/DB), Gilbert Vega (OL/DL), and Malik Aljack (OL/DL).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: We gained a lot of experience and a lot of depth last season.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Our schedule.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: A lot of young players got a lot of playing time last year.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: Develop depth and win important game situations.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: No.

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

A: Good team speed. We will have a little more speed at skill positions this year.


Coach name: Josh Roberts (6 yrs. as a head coach, 6th as head coach at Signal Mountain)

Division/Class: TN I-3A

2021 Overall Record: 6-5

2021 District Finish: 3rd

Mascot: Eagles

2022 Schedule


18 Hixson (A)

26 Soddy Daisy (A)


2 McMinn Central (A)

9 Meigs Co. (H)

16 Loudon (A)

23 East Ridge (H)

30 Sweetwater (H)


14 Kingston (H)

21 Marion Co. (A)

28 Brainerd (A)

Coach’s View

This year’s team has worked extremely hard this off-season and has a great attitude day in and day out. They’re focused on the process of becoming the best they can be every day and giving their all for this team.