Apparently those things were part of a bigger puzzle that led to Knoxville for the former David Crockett head football coach.
The 36-year-old Bosken was announced Tuesday as the head coach at Halls.
“We’re excited,” said Bosken. “We really are. We feel humbled and blessed. We’re just grateful for the opportunity, and grateful for being under Coach (Scott) Cummings for a year and learning from him. We can’t wait to meet the boys and get things rolling.”
Area teams are familiar with Halls. The Red Devils were 6-6 last season and eliminated Crockett from the playoffs. They eliminated Daniel Boone in 2016, and Tennessee High in 2015.
“They were conference champions last year, and they have an amazing foundation, great administration, and great boosters,” said Bosken. “And it’s a tight-knit community, kind of like Crockett was.”
Another bonus for Bosken is the location of the middle school. It’s connected to the high school, so Bosken will be able to take his son to school with him daily.
Bosken said he learned a lot about the power running game from Cummings, so he will have more offensive diversity at Halls.
“I foresee us being multiple with a power running game and a ball-hawking defense,” said Bosken. “We will build the team in the weight room.”
Bosken said the talent level is solid at Halls.
“They have good kids coming back,” he said. “They have a great young quarterback, the offensive line has some good young guys, they’ve got defenders back, and their kicker is back.”