TCA Football Coach will Take Over Program at Chester County.
Michael Hodum no longer wears TCA purple.
Hodum will be back in familiar territory when he paces the sideline in Chester County blue this fall.
Hodum is leaving Trinity Christian Academy this spring to take over the CCHS football program.
Hodum has several fond memories of his time at TCA: from humble beginnings at the old campus on Westover Road, to coaching the Lions on a new field - and in the state title game in 2010.
"It really meant a lot to my family for 10 years. TCA is a great school," Hodum said.
Hodum said he considered what was best for his family when trying to determine whether to leave TCA.
"When God calls you to do something, you try to answer and do what he has for you to do. I hope He has great things for my life 30 miles south (in Chester County)," Hodum said.
Hodum said he also reached out to his mentors, like USJ head football coach Mickey Marley, before making the decision.
Hodum played under Coach Marley at USJ when Marley was the defensive coordinator.
Hodum hopes his time at TCA is remembered mostly for his success off the field.
"Coaching is about making a difference in kids’ lives, so I hope I impacted some kids for Christ along the way because that's TCA's mission," Hodum said.
Hodum added that he hopes his former players use the lessons they learned in football to become "leaders of our society."
West Tennessee football fans shouldn't be surprised if Hodum is successful early in his time at Chester County. The Eagles graduated just 7 seniors.
"Thirty varsity players return from last year," Hodum said.
"They work hard. They're much bigger than the kids I coached last year," Hodum said. "They’re huge."
Chester County has a spring scrimmage lined up against Haywood High School on Friday, May 13.