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Palombo named soccer coach
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Warren County native August Palombo was announced Monday as the new WCHS boys soccer coach.

A former Warren County High School soccer player has kicked his way to the top of our boys soccer program.

Warren County graduate and former soccer standout August Palombo has been named coach of the WCHS Pioneers.

WCHS athletic director Todd Willmore made the announcement Monday.

Palombo is entering his sixth year of coaching. Last year he was an assistant coach on the WCHS boys soccer team, a position he held for five years. He was just recently named head coach for the WCMS Lady Pioneer soccer team which starts play in August.

Palombo says he will still be able to coach the WCMS girls this year because the season doesn’t overlap with boys soccer in the spring.

Palombo played center back for the Pioneers from 2009-2012. His coaching career began as a White County High School soccer assistant coach in 2016. 

He came to Warren County after one year in White County to help the WCHS boys team. He was an assistant under former coaches Orion Smith and Matt Jackson.

“We are excited to know August will continue to be an asset to our school and athletic program and look forward to supporting him in this endeavor,” said Willmore in making the announcement.

Palombo joins a long list of former Warren County players who are now guiding the programs for which they played. Football coach Matt Turner, volleyball coach Erin Blalock, boys basketball coach Chris Sullens, and baseball coach Phillip King are among the WCHS head coaches who are former local players.

Palombo teaches ninth grade world history at WCHS. He earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education in 2016 from Tennessee Tech.

A Warren County native, Palombo enjoys spending time with his wife Holly and daughter Isabelle Palombo. He is an active member of Rock Island Church of Christ. His hobbies include running, camping, and hiking.