The Tennessean reports that Shadowens cited “different philosophies” with Blackman’s principal Leisa Justus.
Shadowens led Blackman to a 59-17 record in six seasons, which included reaching the Class 6A state semifinals in 2013. It was the first time the school had advanced that deep into the playoffs. Blackman finished 11-2 this past season, losing to Oakland in the 6A quarters.
Prior to Blackman, Shadowens was the head coach at Smyrna for 14 years, leading the school to 5A titles in 2006 and 2007.
Shadowens overall record as a head coach is 178-78.