Soddy Daisy High School 2023

Team Profile

Photos by Andy Mitchell Photography

Q&A with Coach Carter Cardwell

soddy daisy high school football coach

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

A. Players that are excited about the changes we have made to our program during the off-season and the leadership of our senior class.

Q. What will be the keys to your success?

A. Developing a new starter at quarterback and improvement on the offensive and defensive line.

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

A. Matthew Nunley, Reid Phillips, Tyler Moore, and Blake Castelin.

Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A. The number of players on our current roster gives us the opportunity to let numerous players contribute and keep key players fresh.

Q. What will keep you up at night?

A. Injuries.

Q. What can you build on from last year?

A. Returning starters on the offensive and defensive line.

Q. Any lessons learned from last year?

A. Never stop teaching fundamentals and stay positive.

Q. Will we see anything different this year?

A. A different style of offense.

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

A. Good.


Coach name:
Carter Cardwell (4 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at Soddy Daisy)

Division/CLASS: TN I-4A

2022 Overall Record: 2-8

2022 District Finish: 6th

Mascot: Trojans

2023 Schedule


18 Rhea Co. (A)

25 Ooltewah (H) 


1 Loudon (H)

8 Sequoyah (A)

15 Chattanooga Central (A)

22 Hixson (H)

29 Red Bank (A)


6 East Ridge (A)

20 William Blount (H)

27 Signal Mountain (H)

Coach’s View

I believe the key to our success this season will be how well we can adjust to the situations that we will encounter.