waited patiently for a head football coaching opportunity to come his
wait officially ended Tuesday night.Monroe has been hired as the head football coach at Section High School, where he will also coach the baseball team.
"I'm excited about the opportunity," Monroe
said."The last four or five years, I have been interested in being a head coach.
"This must be the right place, because this is the time it happened."Monroe
, a 1985 Sylvania graduate, will teach math at Section. Monroe, who has been an assistant coach at Pisgah for the past 10 seasons, has coached football for 16 years as an assistant.Monroe
also had stints at Russell County (1990-1994), Dade County, Ga. (1995) and Gaylesville (1996).Monroe
was a key part of the Pisgah
staff during a four-year stretch from 2000-2003 when the Eagles went 44-8, were the Class 2A state runners-up (2000), played in two state semifinals (2000, 2002) and recorded a unbeaten regular season (2003).He served as Pisgah's defensive coordinator from 2001-2005, among other coaching duties.
"I'd been at Pisgah
for 10 years; I wasn't dissatisfied where I was at," Monroe