As a Coach:
Brad Justus comes to Scout Trout from Northview Academy, a newly opened school in East Tennessee, where he is currently the Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Line Coach, and Inside Linebackers Coach (appointed post season). Justus coached an offensive line unit that paved the way for an average of 405.1 yards per game and scored 51 touchdowns in an 11 game season as the Cougars reached the Tennessee State Playoffs in their second varsity season. Northview Academy is a four year program builder for Justus as 2016-2017 will host the first graduating class, this consisted of two years of JV experience leading up to their first Varsity season, during which the Cougars averaged 380.6 yards per game and 42 touchdowns on the season ending with a 5-5 record.
Prior to Northview Academy Justus Coached Offensive Line and Linebackers at Gatlinburg Pittman High School from 2006-2012 totaling 50 wins and 21 losses, where the team reached the State Playoffs each year except 2011. During 2006 his first year working with the Gatlinburg-Pittman offensive line they improved from a 4-7 season averaging 26.01 points per game and a 254 Max Preps State Ranking to a 10-1 season averaging 43.01 points per game and a State Ranking of 156, top 16 in classification. In 2007 the team moved to an 11-2 record, scoring 69 Touchdowns and finishing at a 110 State Ranking, top 8 in classification under head coach and offensive coordinator Benny Hammonds.
During 2005, Justus spent one year at Hargrave Military Academy as a Post Graduate Football Assistant Coach of both Linebackers, and Defensive Backs: his Linebackers included Darius Dewberry (University of Georgia), Mario Harvey (Marshall), Rahkeem Smith (University of Illinois), Defensive Backs: Anthony Johnson (Mississippi State), Merf Trout (Scout Trout), Corey Goodson (Kentucky), Zaire Kitchen (Rutgers). Coaching on a defense that gave up an average of 14.5 points per game while playing against the U.S. Naval Academy, Army, University of Kentucky, University of North Carolina, and #3 Virginia Tech, and a Fork Union squad that included Jacoby Ford. We got better each day by defending against our offense that included 5 Star Recruits Keiland Williams (LSU), Mike Ford (Alabama), , Vidal Hazelton (Southern California), John Jerry (University of Mississippi) 4 Star Recruits Morgan Green (Maryland), Matt Hardrick (Florida State), Darius Myers (University of Tennessee), and 3 Star Recruits Jarrett Dunston (Temple), Cedric Hickman (North Carolina State), T.C. Drake (University of Kentucky). Over a three year period Hargrave Military Academy, under the direction of Robert Prunty sent over 125 football player on to matriculate at Division 1 FBS schools on Full Athletic Scholarship.
During the 2004 season Brad Justus coached at Clarksville Northwest (TN). Where his offensive line bulldozed the competition for 2004 Mr. Football Runner up Cedric Wilkerson (Arkansas State) to assist the run dominate offensive side of the ball in averaging 28.9 points per game and a 7-4 season record.
As a Player:
During Justus’ 2002 senior season at Austin Peay State University he and the offensive line helped garner the Governors first winning season in 18-years setting a 7-5 season mark, while also producing the top rusher in NCAA Division I-AA football and First Team All-American running back Jay Bailey. Brad Justus played at Austin Peay State University 1998-2002 coming from Tennessee Perennial Powerhouse Sevier County High School.
I am proud to have my former Coach at Hargrave Military, to help guide our HOG's to a Elite Status , on and off the field! Appreciate you COACH BRAD JUSTUS!
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