Coach Fitzgerald is a 1994 graduate of Rhea County High School.
He was a football player at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he graduated in 1998.
His career has included being a businessman in the insurance field. He also has a thirteen-year run as a volunteer football coach under his belt.
This year Coach Fitzgerald will be with the RCHS Eagles as their Running Back Coach as well as Head Coach of Rhea Middle.
His wife Sarah and two children will be joining him this year as part of the RCHS football coaching staff