Skip to content

Fred Shambaugh




There’s more to football than winning and losing — that’s a lesson Fred Shambaugh learned early on from mentors including Tom Osborne Nebraska and Tony Dungy. Having said that, winning is great … and in Rutherford County, there’s a lot of winning!

Shambaugh, originally from California, most recently coached at Centennial of Corona, a top 10 national program, before landing at MTCS in Rutherford County, where Shambaugh describes as having incredible talent among football players throughout the county.

Shambaugh says his coaching is unique for its “spread tempo.” Another unique tradition he’s carried on with his team over the years is pregame prayer, where the dads of players on his team are invited to join in for prayer before the start of each game.

In his long and successful career in coaching, Shambaugh has seen several changes over the years, but there’s one that stands out the most.

“With the feminization of boys in our culture, football is one of the only outlets that remains for boys to be completely challenged to go from boy to man,” he said.

More Stories

  • Latest Issue 5 24

    Read More
  • Editor's Letter

    Welcome to the May issue, bursting with the vibrant energy of spring and a celebration of our incredible community! As the days get longer and the world seems to bloom anew, so too does the calendar of social events that bring us together. Read More
  • 32nd Annual Secret Garden Party to be held Friday, June 7th

    The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring recently announced the 32nd Annual Secret Garden Party. Hosted at the home of Kathy and Bud Horsley in Murfreesboro on Friday, June 7th,from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM, all proceeds support the Discovery Center’s mission to provide essential adventures for every child’s journey through interactive programming and exhibits. Read More
  • Main Street Murfreesboro Celebrates National Historic Preservation Month

    Main Street Murfreesboro is celebrating National Historic Preservation Month in May by hosting two “Community Scanning Day” events. Preserving historical photographs is agreat way to ensure that the rich history of Murfreesboro is documented and accessible for future generations. Read More