Last week Meade football coach Lance Clelland stepped down from his position to become an assistant coach at Vanguard School in Lake Wales, Fl.  That opened the door for former Mustang Scott Harmon to get his dream job as he will lead his alma mater in 2010.

“It definitely was hard to leave, especially for them being in military situations where stability is important,” Clelland told the Annapolis Capital about his decision. “For me to be a constant there was an important thing. But ultimately, I have to put my family first.”

Clelland’s wife will also teach at Vanguard and his two children will attend the school.  The family leaves for Florida next week.

Harmon applied for the job two years ago when Clelland was hired and Meade athletic director Dave Lanham quickly turned to him when the vacancy developed.  Harmon took over the program two days before fall practice got underway.

“It’s my dream job,” Harmon said to the Capital.

Not only did he play for the Mustangs, he spent several years on the staff of former head coaches Hayse Henderson Jerry Hartman.  He’s also coached at Old Mill and Montgomery Community College, and most recently Hereford.