David Gilliam is taking the reins of the Dickson Comets.
Gilliam had been the defensive coordinator for the past two years under former head coach Jeremy Reed, who departed for the head coaching gig at Altus this offseason.
Gilliam grew up in the Ardmore area and has spent time as a coordinator at cross town rival Plainview. He's glad to get his shot a Dickson.
"It's very excited. I've coached now for about 12 years, a little of small school, a little bit of large school, and it's my first chance to be a head coach, and I'm excited for it," said Gilliam.