Legendary Brentwood Academy football coach Carlton Flatt visited Christian Community School in White House on Thursday, August 22.
Coach Flatt spoke to the middle and high school football teams at CCS. His message focused on three topics: spiritual development, academic commitment and the importance of being on time.
Living by his own example, Coach Flatt arrived 30 minutes early for his speaking engagement. He talked about his first team meeting at Brentwood Academy, which only had 12 players. The school won its first state football championship within five years.
Flatt also caught up with CCS AD Jeff Porter, who coached at White House for the last 32 years. Ironically, this year is the 30-year anniversary of when Brentwood Academy and White House played in the TSSAA state playoffs. Brentwood Academy won 14-6.
After the game, Coach Flatt visited the White House locker room and asked to speak to Porter’s team. He complimented them on the heart and effort they showed in the loss. It was the only time in Flatt’s career that he spoke to an opposing team after a game.
Flatt went on to win 10 state titles and retired in 2006. His final coaching record was 352-79-3. He is a member of the Tennessee Football Coaches Hall of Fame.
Stephen Bargatze of the TSSAA Right Team performed a magic show and gave his Christian testimony at the event, which was sponsored by AAA Auto Glass.