Thompson returns to Fort Chiswell as head football coach

Fort Chiswell High School has a new football coach.

According to area sports site,, Robert “Spider” Thompson has been named as the head man for the 2021 season.

It will be Thompson’s second stint with the Pioneers. He was head coach from 1999 to 2002 and compiled an 11-29 record during his stay.

Thompson takes over for Chris Akers who left recently to take a job at Holston High School. He was 8-9 during his time at the helm of the Pioneers.