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Interview: NFL Legend Tim Hasselbeck Takes Over as Head Coach at The Ensworth School in Nashville

Nashville is the place to be for former NFL quarterbacks who want to coach at the high school level.

In December, The Ensworth School hired former NFL QB Tim Hasselbeck as the school's new head football coach. He takes over the program after serving as a coach at the middle school level at Ensworth.

Hasselbeck played with several teams in a backup role over a six-year professional career. He is the younger brother of Matt Hasselback, who played 17 years in the NFL.

The brothers played their high school football in Massachusetts at Xaverian Brothers. Tim was named an All-American by USA TODAY after his senior season.

Last year, Ensworth finished 8-3, advancing to the second round of the playoffs. Hasselbeck replaces Roc Batten, who resigned at the end of the season after going 32-22 in five seasons at the helm.

Hasselbeck will be the fifth former NFL'er to be a head coach at a Nashville school in 2024.

  • Christian Presbyterian Academy - Ingle Martin
  • Davidson Academy - Jonathan Quinn
  • Franklin Road Academy - Justin Geisinger
  • Lipscomb Academy - Kevin Mawae

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Below, High School Football America’s Jeff Fisher talks with Hasselbeck about his first head coaching job.


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