Tygard named North Jackson head football coach

Stevenson, AL – Madison Academy offensive coordinator Chandler Tygard has been named the North Jackson Cheif’s 6th head football coach.

Tygard takes over for Mark Rose who stepped down following the 2018 season to take over at 6A Russell County. Rose lead the Chiefs to a 33-23 record over five seasons including four trips to the post season and a region title in 2018. This was Rose’s second stint in Stevenson having spent eight years as the Chiefs head coach from 2000-2007.

A native of Nashville, TN, Tygard began his coaching career at the University of Tennessee serving as a defensive student assistant and in defensive and special teams quality control positions from 2004 to 2011. In 2012 he moved to the offensive side of the ball joining the University of the Cumberlands staff as offensive line coach for one season. After a year in Williamsburg, KY he moved to Missouri Southern State, guiding the Lions receiving corps for a pair or seasons before stepping into the high school ranks for the first time at Chattanooga, TN’s Notre Dame Catholic High.

He made the move back to offense in 2017, accepting the OC position at Ravenwood High in suburban Nashville. In his lone season in Brentwood he helped guide the Raptors to a 10-3 record and a a trip to the third round of the TSSAA post season before joining Grant Reynolds Madison Academy staff in 2018.

In first season in Alabama he helped lead Madison Academy to an impressive 10-2 record including region title in their first season in class 5A. The Mustangs were bumped from the playoffs in the second round by eventual state champion Central-Clay County.

Tygard is inheriting a North Jackson squad that is coming off a record setting campaign in 2018. In addition to bringing home their first region title since 2011, the Chiefs finished the regular season unbeaten while setting team records for most points in a game, points in a season and largest margin of victory in a game in the program’s 20 year history.

The Chiefs capped 2018 at 11-1, falling in the second round of the AHSAA postseason.